fishing, kayaking, canoeing, floating down the Nueces River, camping, and hiking are
favorite activities to be enjoyed by family and friends in the Camp Wood area.
Bird watching in the area
is great. There are approximately 200 species that visit the area each year.
Hunters come in from all over during the season for years. Bow hunting is popular and
they even have contests during the annual fair.
crystal clear water of the Nueces River is enjoyed by all! It is spring-fed and the waters
flow through the limestone bluffs of the Edwards Plateau as the river winds its way
downstream all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Some say it is the "Mother River of the
Hill Country" since it feeds the Frio and Sabinal Rivers.
Camp Wood is in
Real County in the western part of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Camp Wood is
located on the Nueces River at the intersection of Farm Road 337 and Texas Highway 55.
FM 337 between Camp Wood through Leakey, and Vanderpool to Medina has been called
"One of the fifteen most scenic spots in Texas" by Texas Highways, November
received its name from the United States military outpost Camp Wood. The post was
maintained there from 1857 to 1861. The Camp Wood town site officially was begun in 1920
by Uvalde Cedar Company workers who were moving cedar logs down the new Uvalde and
Barksdale, 4 miles to the north,
is the entry point to head into Nueces Canyon. A ranch near there has a variety of exotic