In southwest Texas, far from all cities and most people, lies one of the most pristine rivers in Texas. Clear spring-fed water tumbles past rugged ridges, scenic canyons and brushy banks. It’s not easy to get here, but it’s worth the effort. You can go swimming, fishing and paddling in the river, or explore on foot or bike to see the land where ancient native people lived. The river and surrounding wilderness supports a wide array of plants and animals, so you’ll enjoy nature watching, as well.
For solitude and some of the best night skies in Texas, set up camp at one of our drive-up or hike-in primitive sites and marvel at the amazing night sky views.
Chelynne Campion is a Production/ Sales Assistant for EarthSky. Her family just purchased a telescope, and she's now learning to be a stargazer!