Fun in the Frio Canyon

Looking for things to do off-site while staying at Parkview Riverside RV Park this summer?

There’s always plenty to do a short drive from the park. The famous Frio Canyon – home to the headwaters of the Frio River – runs through the region, offering countless adventures on and near the river. It is indeed a Texas Hill Country Jewel.

Garner State Park, the most visited state park in Texas, is located directly across the Frio River from our park.

Don’t miss nearby the town of Leakey, voted “No. 1 Friendliest Town and No. 1 Small Town” by Ride Texas Magazine.

On the way to Leakey, you’ll come to the Buckhorn Bar & Grill, just five miles up the road on Highway 83, featuring live Texas music every weekend. Upcoming Buckhorn performers include: May 18, Levi Darr; May 24, Phillip Thomas; May 25, Jaron Bell; May 31, Callahan Divide; June 1, Saints Eleven; June 7-8, Phil Hamilton –­ Philthy on the Frio; June 14, Richie Allbright; and June 15, Rough River Band. Performances begin at 9 p.m., except Philthy on the Frio, which is an all-day event both days including music, food & drink. A shuttle service will transport tubers to float the Frio.

Other fine restaurants in the area include the Mill Creek Café in Leakey, the only restaurant in the area that offers buffet dining, and in Utopia the Lost Maples Café, famous for its homemade pies.

Coming up on Memorial Day weekend is the annual Shrimp Boil at the Bent Rim Grill, a half-mile from downtown Leakey on Ranch Road 337 west. Leakey is conveniently located relatively close to most of the campgrounds and outfitters in the canyon. The event is sponsored by the Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

In July, the chamber sponsors its annual July Jubilee in Leakey. This will be an exciting 2-day event starting on Friday, July 5, with a street dance and on Saturday a parade, arts and crafts, food vendors and then a grand finale Street Dance that night. A rodeo will be going on as well.

To be part of these and other events coming up in the near future, book your stay now at Parkview Riverside RV Park to guarantee a campsite this summer.

4 Square Friday

Residents of Parkview Riverside RV Resort looking for something nice to do on Friday night, October 12, can head over to Uvalde for 4 Square Friday, a fun evening of music, shopping and food. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the downtown area.

Gazing at the quiet beauty of the night sky is an activity in which people never tire. Looking at the broad expanse of twinkling starry hosts spread across the velvety darkness inspires awe as we contemplate the majesty of the celestial realm. On October 13 at 7:15, Fort Inge Park in Uvalde will have a stargazing party, and attendees are advised to bring a lawn chair and small flashlight. Telescopes will be provided. The spectacular show displayed every night in the heavens can rival the best of earthly entertainment.

A popular restaurant in Uvalde is Herradero de Jalisco, a Mexican eatery with deliciously authentic food and good prices. Try entrees like green enchiladas and fajitas rancheros.

Come stay with us and enjoy the beautiful scenery by day and glories of the sky by night. Visit our website and book your spot today.

Fall on the Frio

This coming weekend of October 5 and 6, a gala event will be held here in Concan – Fall on the Rio. Campers at Parkview Riverside RV Resort won’t have to travel far to get to this event that truly has something for everyone.

The festivity will include live music and children’s games, as well as washers and horseshoes tournaments. Other activities will involve a bake-off, in addition to a BBQ cook-off, which will be divided into separate categories of fajitas, beans and sauce, along with chicken, brisket and dessert. The location will be right on the riverfront, so the scenic setting, together with the fabulous fall weather, will make it a wonderful day to be outdoors.

Next time you don’t feel like cooking, dine at the Horse Pasture Cattle Country Restaurant.  The food is very good and they frequently have live entertainment.

We invite you to stay at our park for your West Texas Hill Country vacation. Visit our website and reserve your spot today.

Utopiafest

Mark your calendars for September 28 through 30, when Utopiafest will be held in a lovely valley on the Four Sisters Ranch, a 1,000-acre spread between Lost Maples and Garner State Park. Campers at Parkview Riverside RV Resort can bring their lawn chairs and listen to an extensive lineup of musicians representing different genres during this three-day event. The music will begin at 4 p.m. Friday and continue until early Saturday morning. It will start up again at noon on Saturday.

A wide variety of treats and meals will be available for purchase. Frosty’s Frozen Favorites will offer many flavors of Italian Ice, while Fired Up Kitchen will provide breakfasts, sweets and pizza. Other choices will include Mexican cuisine and Asian cuisine, as well as BBQ and an assortment of organic veggie dishes.

This festivity will offer attendees a unique experience, as it will be held is a natural amphitheater where music can be enjoyed while admiring the Texas Hill Country sunsets. Don’t miss it. Visit our website and make your reservations today.

Visit Uvalde

The nearby town of Uvalde has several events and attractions that campers at Parkview Riverside RV Resort may find interesting. Those who love homegrown produce or homemade products will enjoy the Farm to Market, held downtown every third Thursday afternoon. The September market is scheduled for September 20.

On September 21, you can attend a country dance at the Herby Ham Activity Center. It should be a great time to relax and perhaps interact with the local townsfolk.

On September 22, the Emmanuel Lutheran Church will hold their 90th Annual Chicken Supper and Country Store. For $7, you can purchase a plate that includes half a chicken, pinto beans and potato salad, along with pickles, bread and pie. Also included is tea and coffee.

While in Uvalde, visit the Aviation Museum of Texas at the municipal airport. A former WW II training base, the museum displays memorabilia and aircraft from this era.

Don’t miss the Briscoe Art and Antique Collection housed within the First State Bank. This most unique bank in Texas has an extensive collection of art, including masterpieces by Rembrandt and Gainsborough.

Our park is a nice place to stay while vacationing in this special part of the state. Visit our website and book your spot today.

 

Utopia Golf

Golfers eager for some exercise on the links can go to Utopia Golf, an absolutely beautiful nine-hole course located one mile outside of Utopia, a short distance from Parkview Riverside RV Resort. The course is so picturesque that in 2010, Hollywood used it as the setting for the movie Seven Days in Utopia.

After a round or two, lounge on the back porch of the clubhouse that has lovely views of the Sabinal Canyon landscape. People say that time stands still here, so it is a wonderful place to relax.

While in Utopia, have lunch at Fiddlestix, an eatery in a historic home that exudes a charming, cozy ambiance. The creative menu includes entrees like French toast with coconut syrup and gingered chicken with greens. On the other hand, you may prefer just to have a fresh cup of coffee with a warm homemade scone. This restaurant is far from your typical small town restaurant.

After enjoying the scenery and good food, you’ll see how Utopia got its name. Visit our website and reserve your spot today.

Hill Country Adventures

Nature lovers at Parkview Riverside RV Park will enjoy several tours at Hill Country Adventures in Rio Frio. Whether you choose the guided walking tour, the kayak tour or tour via golf cart, you will be treated to scenic vistas and glimpses of wildlife that will make the trip rewarding.

Bring your camera to the Birding Tour, so you can snap shots of some of the 122 species of these feathered creatures, as well as butterflies, deer and other critters. Going through the 250-acre ranch, visitors can look into nest boxes and discover how to differentiate between the nests and eggs of various species.

Those who are interested in a river adventure can take the Kayak Tour. Beginners will be taught how to paddle and maneuver.

After a day in the outdoors, you’re likely to be hungry. A nice place to satisfy your appetite is Neal’s Café in Concan, an eatery with delicious comfort food like chicken fried steak. Be sure and save room for the pecan cobbler, an outstanding dessert.

Make our park your headquarters for your West Texas adventure. Visit our website and make your reservations today.