The city’s largest park, Kerrville-Schreiner Park has 517 acres on the Guadalupe River. Once a state park and now managed locally, the grounds include camping accommodations to suit almost any preferred camping style. RV hook-ups—many with water, electricity and sewer connections—are plentiful, as are tent campsites, rental cabins and ranch houses. An 18-foot Hillside Teepee is one of the newest additions to the park and can be reserved for overnight camping or birthday parties. A recreation hall and dining hall can be reserved here, too.
The recreation amenities at Kerrville-Schreiner Park include a fishing pier, boat ramp, and seven miles of hiking and biking trails. Whether you’re a novice hiker or an experienced trekker, you’ll find a trail and terrain fit for your skill level. Basketball, sand volleyball courts and a playground are additional outlets for fun. In August and September, you might catch sight of Texas red admiral, Texas monarch, Texas orange and South Texas black butterflies, just to name a few. Other wildlife you may spot in the park includes whitetail deer, blackbuck antelope, axis deer, rabbits, foxes and birds. Annual passes to Kerrville-Schreiner Park are $25.00 per vehicle, or day-use passes may be purchased for individuals at rates ranging from $2.00 to $4.00. Overnight camping and facility rental fees vary.
Kerrville Kayak & Canoe offers kayak, canoe, paddleboard and river tube rentals on-site at Kerrville-Schreiner Park and Louise Hays Park. You are advised to inquire with the company for exact scheduling and availability at each park. Hill Country Bicycle Works rents bicycles by the day or week in Kerrville.
Just west of Kerrville, in nearby Ingram, enjoy entertainment under the stars at the Hill Country Arts Foundation’s Point Theatre. The Guadalupe River makes for a stunning backdrop for the outdoor theater productions staged by local actors and other volunteers. Each year, a new line-up of productions is announced. Stonehenge II, an artist’s replica of the original stone structure in England, is located on the grounds at Hill Country Arts Foundation, too. Many tourists seek out the landmark when traveling in the area.
Be sure to take in a sunset while you are visiting Kerrville. Restaurants overlooking the river, such as The Boat Oyster Bar & Grill and the 1011 Bistro with a waterfront patio, are great options for dinner and drinks after your adventures.
Whether you spend your time here relaxing with family and friends, exploring the waters of the Guadalupe River or enjoying a multitude of fun activities, Kerrville promises good times in the Texas Hill Country.