Hill Country Paradise

02/19/2010  | 
TRAVEL USA
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Kerrville is truly a Hill Country paradise. The accommodations are first-rate, the scenery is majestic and the people are friendly. We are located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, where sparkling spring fed creeks meander through the rugged terrain and rolling hills of the Guadalupe River Valley. 

The Guadalupe River along with our mild climate provides the opportunity to enjoy many outdoor pursuits. Every season in Kerrville offers an array of activities. With an event-filled calendar and our relaxing Hill Country setting, you’ll see how easy it is to... Lose your heart to the hills.

Great Birding

The Texas Hill Country is a bird watcher’s paradise for both the number of species and the rare birds sighted here. Kerr and Real counties are the best areas to see all four of these rare and endangered species:

• The Golden-cheeked Warbler

• The Black-capped Vireo

• The Green Kingfisher

• The Zone-tailed Hawk

Fishing, Canoeing & Kayaking

The Guadalupe River is the perfect backdrop for water sports, whether it is fly fishing, birding, canoeing and kayaking, or just sightseeing along the river. Kerrville Kayak and Canoe offers rentals and sales on outdoor equipment, river guided trips for fly fishing, tube rentals and delivery and pickup of rental equipment. Explore the Texas Hill Country Rivers.

Call for information: 830-459-2122.

Horseback Riding

Bring your jeans and boots for horseback riding in the Hill Country.

The  Y.O. Ranch  offers a variety of riding experiences on a working ranch, from camping, campfire dinners and trail rides.

For reservations, call 830-640-3222 or 800-967-2624 or visit www.moranch.com.

MO Ranch, with breathtaking views and secluded trails along the Guadalupe River, offers breakfast trail rides and chuck-wagon suppers, by reservation only.

Call 800-460-4401.

Hunting

The Kerrville Area offers year-round exotic game hunting as well as seasonal hunting of whitetail deer, turkey, quail and dove.

For lease information, contact the Kerrville Convention & Visitors Bureau at 830- 792-3535 or 800-221-7958.

 Riverside Nature Center

Blending cultural history with the area’s natural history, the Nature Center includes walking paths, a wildflower meadow, butterfly gardens, native grasses, trees and shrubs as well as special demonstration gardens and special programs. Grounds  are open dawn to dusk.

Visit www.riversidenaturecenter.org or call 830-257-4837.

 Experience Texas

Y.O. Ranch a native and exotic game ranch spanning 50 square miles. Zebras, giraffes and antelope are among the 56 species of exotic game to be spotted on a guided tour of this historic ranch. Established in 1880 by Captain Charles Schreiner, the family owned and operated ranch is well known for its registered quarter horses and longhorn cattle. Tours at 10 a.m. daily.

Reservations are required for entry. Entrance is 32 miles from Kerrville, off Hwy. 41, 830-640-3222.

Shonto Ranch offers a unique Texas adventure with their hunting, fishing and camera tours. Over 1,000 acres with white tail deer and exotics. Fish for largemouth bass, catfish, perch and rainbow trout.

Call to set up your tour, 830-257-5982.

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