Central Texas Hill Country

Page last modified 1/28/2008

Our favorite part of Texas is the Hill Country in Central Texas. The land will welcome you. Lady-bird Johnson got the idea for her highway beautification from the roadsides in her native Hill Country in the Spring.

Unusual art on the lawn of the courthouse in Fredericksburg. We liked the creativity and thinking outside the box and off the canvas.

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is a very interesting place. This is a minor Scenic Wonder and a pleasant place to hike. The exposed rock is granite.

One of the most unusual buildings to house a restaurant is the Grist Mill in Gruene (pronounced Green) Texas. The building is actually an old cotton mill, built on the site of an older grist mill. The food and service were excellent. The prices were moderate (in our opinion). Dress is casual, which is typical for the Hill Country.

One of our favorite campgrounds is Pecan Park in San Marcos TX.  River access, concrete pads, WiFi, and Cable TV, and quiet are part of the reason.

The RV park adjoins the San Marcos River, but is high enough up the hill to make flooding a rare event. We saw the San Marcos River rise 20 feet in one night without threatening the campground.

Top left shows the river at normal, top right is about 8 feet above normal, middle right is 20 feet up.

The Traveling Morgans are working at this campground when this page was prepared (winter of 2007-8).

The owners provided turkey and ham for a Thanksgiving dinner. Larry is preparing them (bottom left).


The Lost Pines Trail in Bastrop State Park

Garner State Park

Lost Maples State Park

Perdenalles Falls State Park is a small jewel. Try to visit when it is not crowded.

Escape Workers meeting at San Marcos River Pub:

Morgan, Buske, Woods