Sep 15 - 17, 2017

Local area attractions

The following items may be of interest to attendees of the Texas Hydrogeo Workshop. You may want to visit one or more of these places before or after the workshop.

Distances and driving times assume starting at Cave Without A Name.

Local items


Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

18 miles north of Fredericksburg, TX 78624
map [pointer is on park entrance]

Approx. 65 miles, 1:20 drive time

This is one of the largest granitic domes in the United States. You can observe many unique weathering features of the Town Mountain Granite


Comal Springs

Comal Springs

Landa Park, New Braunfels, TX
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Approx. 50 miles, 1:00 drive time

The largest spring in the southwestern United States and the home to a number of endangered species. Comal Springs is also the primary discharge point for water from the Edwards Aquifer.


Canyon Lake

Canyon Lake

Canyon Lake, TX
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Approx. 45 miles, 1:00 drive time

There are various parks and recreation areas around the lake offering boating, fishing, swimming and other activities. Visit the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce page for information on recreation areas and lake status.


Boerne

Downtown Boerne

Boerne, TX
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Approx. 11 miles, 0:20 drive time

You drove through it to get to the THGW, so why not stop in downtown Boerne and take in some of the shopping, restaurants, history, and activities available?


Natural Bridge Caverns

Natural Bridge Caverns

San Antonio, TX
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Approx. 44 miles, 1:00 drive time

Discovered in 1960 by a group of college students form St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Natural Bridge Caverns has been offering public tours continuously since 1964. There are 3354 meters of surveyed passages, to a depth of 70m. NBC offers various tours ranging from easy walks to difficult wild tours.


Cascade Caverns

Cascade Caverns

Boerne, TX
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Approx. 16 miles, 0:30 drive time

Cascade Caverns was discovered by the Lipan Apache in the 1700s as evidenced by artifacts and a cave fireplace. Kendall County youth in the 1840s rediscovered the cave and carved their initials in stalactites in the Caverns' first room. Commercial operation began in the early 1930s. Cascade Caverns is 742m long and 50m deep.