1.5 miles south of Uvalde on FM 140 • Open on Weekends Only
Listed as a Historic Site In Texas, this fort was established in 1849 by the U.S. military and remained active for 20 years. Today, the park features historic trails, fishing, and scenic views of the Leona River.
On Old Eagle Pass Road, 3.5 miles west of Hwy 90 • Tel (830) 278-2419
The top producing warm-water federal hatchery in the nation offering refuge to endangered fish species. The hatchery is also a good place for hiking, picnicking and birding.
Cooks Slough Sanctuary and Nature Park
Hwy 117 • Tel (830)278-4115
This natural birding habitat is home to some of the best birding in the region. The park includes 25 acres of wetland, 2 wildlife-viewing stations and 5 shaded rest stations along the trials.
Another reason people flock to Uvalde is for the many activities available in the city and surrounding county. Among other great opportunities, Uvalde offers hunting and horseback riding.
The many area stables offer the opportunity for you to explore Uvalde on horseback enjoying wide-open spaces with clear blue skies and amazing sunsets!
Uvalde has nearly year round hunting opportunities that include whitetail deer, dove, quail, turkey, javelina and feral hog. Additionally, there are sporting clay ranges within 5 miles of the city of Uvalde.
Uvalde is known as the "City of Trees" due to the giant oak trees that were preserved during the layout of the city.
Uvalde County is home to over 300 species of wildflowers. Some species such as the purple coneflower cover entire fields. Flowers are most abundant in bloom during the month of April.
Of course, it's even more than a totally modern library. The archives and museum will preserve the history and tell the story of ten counties in Southwest Texas because "friendship, business, and ranches don't stop at a county line," as Library Director Susan Anderson explained it.
The Sports Complex consists of the Kiwanis & Ramos Fields which are major and minor league baseball fields, the Avalos Field which is used for girls softball, the Tom Bond Field used for senior play and four T-ball fields. Located at the far end of the complex are 9 soccer fields used for various age groups.
The Uvalde fairgrounds encompass a rodeo arena, a racetrack for quarter horses, stables, dance slab and facilities for stock shows.
Winding through the heart of the Texas Hill Country, the Frio River has crystal clear, clean, shallow underground spring fed water. The river is home to many species of birds, plants and animal life characterized by high limestone bluffs and huge bald cypress trees. The Frio River is an ideal location for fishing, canoeing, kayaking and tubing.