Parkview Riverside RV Park
This RV park is located in Concan, TX across the Frio River from Garner State Park. The park sits on a bluff over looking the Frio River. Frio in Spanish means cold and it really is cold. It will take your breath away the first time you sit down in the river. This is a good reason to be there in the summer since you are really able to cool off in the water.
The park is located on CR 350 which comes off Ranch Road 1050. CR 350 also runs off US Hwy 83 from the south, but I would not recommend that if you are pulling a camper. There is a low water crossing that is only one lane wide and there is water from the Frio running across it almost all of the time. The best way to get to the campground is off US HWY 83 either from the north or from the south. You turn onto Ranch Road 1050, go about 2 miles and take CR 350 to the right (south) and go another two miles to the entrance of the park.
The park has 93 sites, 16 are pull thrus (28' X 65') with the rest being back-ins (35' x 55'). They have full hookups with 30 & 50 amps, restrooms and showers, TV service, WiFi, which your have to pay for, a picnic table at each site and daily trash pickup. Actuall they have someone picking up trash throughout the day, which is really a nice feature of the park. They have a laundry, LP gas, firewood, RV supplies and some groceries. There is a very large enclosed rec hall. Outside they have horseshoes and a volleyball net. There are video games and tub rentals. And speaking of groceries, one of my favorite things, there isn't a great deal available in the area. Concan doesn't have a grocery store. Leaky, 12 miles to the north, has a small store but not a great selection. If you have to do any large amount of grocery shopping, you'll have to go to Uvalde which is about a 40 minute drive south on US Hwy 83.
One of the main reasons that people visit the Frio is for tubing on the river in the summer time. If there has been good rain and the water is running right, the tubing is really a lot of fun. The river always has water but as with almost all Texas Hill Country rivers, the depth and speed of the river depend on the amount of rain there has been in the spring. This is also a great place for the kids and in our case the grandkids. There are many families who have been coming to this area for generations. My wife and I visited Garner State Park when we were kids. We took our three children there when they were young and now we are taking our grandchildren to Garner State Park, but staying across the river in Parkview Riverside RV Park. You can walk across the river from where we stay and you are in Garner State Park.
There other things to do in the area such as hiking the trails in Garner State park. A hike up Mount Baldy will give you a great view of the surrounding area. There is a horse stable about a quarter of a mile north of the intersection of Hwy 83 and Ranch Road 1050. I don't remember the name of the stable but you can't miss it. The folks at the park can give you the info. For your dinning pleasure, there are a couple of places that I recommend. One is the House Pasture restaurant and the other is Neal's Lodge Cafe.
Although the river is an attraction, the Texas Hill Country is a beautiful and peaceful place to visit. In the spring, the weather is just great. The mornings are cool and crisp, the days are warm and the nights are cool. Even during the summer the mornings and evenings are very pleasant. If you are reading this and you have never been to this part of Texas, do yourself a favor and come for a visit. The best campground in the Concan area is Parkview Riverside RV Park.
Hayride available at
Neal's Lodge in Concan;
as I like to call it "a mattress ride". But its fun for the kids. This is almost all of my family.
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