Sunrise in Vanderpool, Texas | Photo by  Harold Nelson

Sunrise in Vanderpool, Texas | Photo by Harold Nelson

Mission

The Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce supports all non-profit organizations, businesses, and members within the Frio Canyon area including, but not limited to, Leakey, Rio Frio, and Concan.

By joining the Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce, our members are featured in the business directory with links to their respective websites. Beginning in fall 2018, we will also offer additional website, social media, and print advertising options to those who are looking for additional ways to promote their businesses or events.

Our goal is to support to our community and make the public aware of the beautiful Frio River and Texas Hill Country. In turn, this will help improve the economic strength of the area and the quality of life for permanent residents and guests of the Frio Canyon.

We thank you for allowing us to be a part of your lives and hope your continued support of the Frio Canyon Chamber will grow each year.


2018 Board of Directors

  • Doug Shoemaker

  • Bradley Hart

  • Melissa Bates

  • AnaLisa Glass

  • Shelly Collins

  • Brenda Gonzalez

  • Rob Petrovics

  • Brett Rimkus

  • Phillip Rodriguez


History

Known as the "Land of 1100 Springs," the Frio Canyon is a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Numerous resorts, cabins, rental homes, and RV parks from Leakey to Concan - in addition to Garner State Park - offer visitors a variety of accommodations and outdoor activities.

Year-round activities include fishing, hunting, bird-watching, camping, cycling, and driving throughout the spectacular mountain roads. In the fall, the pristine nature of the Frio Canyon is filled with the turning crimson and orange foliage at Lost Maples State Park and is a perfect time to enjoy the Three Twisted Sisters ride on a motorcycle. Favorite summertime activities include swimming and floating the Frio River.

Leakey, the Real County seat, provides charming examples of early Texas Hill Country architecture including the hand cut, native stone structure of the Real County Courthouse.

Historical markers at the courthouse commemorate the history of Leakey and its founders, John and Nancy Leakey, who were the early settlers of Frio Canyon. Approximately six miles north of Leakey on Highway 336, is a marker in remembrance of the McLauren Massacres, the last Native American massacre in the Southwest. Seven miles south of Leakey on Highway 1120 in Rio Frio, is the largest Live Oak tree in Texas and the Lombardy Dam and Irrigation Ditch, created by the first pioneers to water their crops.

The Real County Historical Museum in Leakey displays authentic furnishings, tools, and personal items used by the early settlers of this unique ranching and farming valley. Plan to stop by and see the new Chamber Office & Visitor Center located in downtown Leakey. Local folks will welcome you warmly.


 Historic Lombardy Dam at  Rio Bella Resort  | Photo by  William R. Houghton

Historic Lombardy Dam at Rio Bella Resort | Photo by William R. Houghton