Hill Country Adventures - Birding, Kayaking, Frio Bat Flight
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CHAMPION BIG TREES TOUR
There are No Scheduled Big Tree Tours at this Time

Advance Reservations Only ~ Meet at Our Office/Nature Center:

Hill Country Adventures - Birding, Kayaking, Frio Bat Flight
Largest Tree in Texas a Bald Cypress
Circumference 438"
Height 96'
Crown Spread 112

2 to 4 hours (depends on you)
$22.00 per person - $17.00 per person for Groups of 10 or more
With a $100.00 minimum - on Dates Not Already Scheduled

~ All Tours Will Be Cancelled if Raining Hard or Flooding in Area ~

On this tour you will enjoy scenic views & see some National Champion & Co-champion Big Trees with our Guided Driving/Walking Tour. Your Adventure takes place on private properties & ranches in our area; places not open to the general public. Some of these trees grow near the river & you will also see crystal clear Rivers and miles of Beautiful rugged Hill Country.

With our Entertaining & Educational Big Tree Tour you will be amazed by the size of these Giant Texas sized Trees. If you are interested; Your guide will also point out critters, birds, plants & flowers along the way.

Have your camera & binoculars ready for our guided Big Tree Tour. Where you can catch a glimpse of some of the many wonderful Specialty Birds & Butterfly found in our area; Plus White-tail, Axis deer, lizards & many other critters. In nature you never know what’s waiting around the next bush or Big Tree!

The following are State or National Champion Trees in Our Area:

Hill Country Adventures - Birding, Kayaking, Frio Bat FlightReal County:

Full Species Common Name

Latin Name

Bald cypress
( pictured top right and left )

Taxodium distichum var. distichum

Escarpment Cherry

Prunus serotina var. eximia

Honey Mesquite

Prosopis glandulosa var. glandulosa

Bandera County:

Full Species Common Name

Latin Name

Texas Ash (Mountain Ash)

Fraxinus texensis

Canyon Maple
(Bigtooth Maple)

Acer grandidentatum

Eastern Cottonwood

Populus deltoides var. deltoides

Uvalde County:

Full Species Common Name

Latin Name

Evergreen Sumac

Rhus virens

Wright Catclaw (Wright Acacia)

Acacia wrightii

Gregg Catclaw (Gregg Acacia)

Acacia greggii

Thornless Honeylocust

Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis

Texas Persimmon (Chapote)

Diospyros texana

The National Champs out of the above lists are:
*Evergreen Sumac,
*Write Catclaw (Write Acacia),
*Texas Persimmon (Chapote),
*Texas Ash (Mountain Ash),
*Honey Mesquite.
New Trees that were nominated for the National Big Tree Registry are:
*Gregg Catclaw,
*Escarpment Cherry

Below left: Rio Frio Landmark Oak - Past National Champion 'Texas Live Oak'
Below right: Past Champion 'Bald Cypress'

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Advance Reservations Only

Contact us to reserve your tour.
830-966-2320
Email us at info@hillcountryadventures.com

Meet your guide at our place, Directions as follows:

It will take about 5 min. from Garner State Park, 15 min. from Neal’s Store in Concan, 25 min. from Vanderpool, 15 min. from Utopia, 15 min. from Leakey, 40 min. from Uvalde.

From Hwy 83 & FM 1050 intersection; East on to FM 1050 which goes to Garner State Park & Utopia, go 5 miles on FM 1050, Don’t go past Blanket Creek sign on right, our signs are on left at our entrance – Rio Frio Lodging & Hill Country Nature Center; come in & park in parking area behind Cedar Office building.

From Utopia & 187; south end of Utopia, go west on FM 1050 toward Garner Park, go 10 miles, from Blanket Creek it’s the 3rd entrance on the right, our signs say Rio Frio Lodging & Hill Country Nature Center; come in & park in parking area behind Cedar Office building.

*Your Guide will meet you in the Office or on the Porch. If you have room in your car the Guide can ride with you. This cuts down on our liability, plus we can talk to you along the way & point out birds or interesting sites.

Let us know if you are interested in reserving other Tours to see our ‘Bluebird Nestbox Trail’ with nests, eggs or baby bluebirds & other small cavity nesting birds, or in going Birding in our Special part of the Hill Country.

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PO Box 155, Rio Frio, Texas 78879
Office Located on FM 1050, 10 miles W. of Utopia, TX 
or 5 miles East of Hwy 83 & Garner State Park
For Lodging & Tour Reservations Call Weekdays 10 am to 6 pm

830-966-2320
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