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County: Uvalde (county seat)
Zip Code: 78838Area Code: 830Time Zone: CST
Coordinates: 29° 29' 43" N, 99° 42' 45" W
Location: North-central part of county; 24 mi N of Uvalde
Highways: TX 127, near US 83Rivers: FrioLakes:
BACKGROUND INFORMATIONCITY: Unincorporated, no web site
CHAMBER, TOURISM & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
- Frio Canyon Chamber Of Commerce: Ofc: 830-232-5222; POB 743, Leakey, TX 78873. www.friocanyonchamber.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Frio River Canyon Region: Fun river-centered activities on the Frio River near Concan, Rio Frio, and Leakey and near Garner State Park. www.funrivers.com
- Visit Uvalde County: http://visituvaldecounty.com
- Visitors Guide: www.leakey-tx.com
PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: River recreation, ranching
MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: See full details in Directory below.
- Frio River Tubing & Water Sports: See our focus page at Tubing & Paddling
- Camping & Hunting: See our focus page at Hunting & Fishing
- Bat Flights At Frio Bat Cave: See our focus page at Bats & Caves
Some of the very nearby attractions include:
- Leakey: Wildlife Art Museum; Real County Historical Museum; Frio River Water Recreation; Twisted Sisters Scenic Drives & Motorcycle Routes
- Rio Frio: Ancient Live Oak Reference Landmark; Frio River Water Recreation
- Utopia: Sabinal Canyon Museum; Golf; River Water Recreation
- Vanderpool: Lone Star Motorcycle Museum
- Concan: Frio Bat Cave: See full details below and at: Bats
- Concan: Garner State Park
- Concan: Kyle Park
- Kickapoo: Kickapoo Cavern State Park: Just W Of Camp Wood & Leakey, And Just Outside The Hill Country
- Rocksprings: Devil's Sinkhole & Bat Cave
- Vanderpool: Lost Maples State Natural Area
- Feb: River Region ArtFest
WEATHER: Local Weather; Hill Country-wide Weather
MEDIA COVERAGE: See full details in Directory below. MAPS: Local Google; Hill Country Special Maps
HISTORY: Handbook of Texas Online: " According to local lore, the town was named after "coon can," a Mexican card game. Though the site may have been settled as early as 1840, the first log cabin with a chimney was built there in the 1860s by Theophilus Watkins. The settlement was awarded a post office in 1880, and J. A. Robinson became the first postmaster. By 1884 Concan had grown to an estimated 150 residents, and a blacksmith shop had been established there; wool and beef were transported from the town to the nearest railroad station at Uvalde. In 1890 about 100 people lived in Concan, and the community had a cotton gin, a blacksmith, and a wagonmaker. The town declined in the early 1890s, however. Its post office was discontinued in 1894 and was not reopened until 1900, when John S. Caddel and his brother began operating a store there. In 1914 Concan had a post office and general store. During the late 1920s the population of Concan was about twenty, and the town had begun to attract tourists; by 1929 the Shut In, on the west bank of the Frio, had become the center of the town. A sawmill was opened at the community in the late 1930s to harvest the cedar, wild cherry, cypress, and walnut trees in the Frio Canyon, and by 1939 Concan had grown to about seventy-five residents. A 1946 map showed a church and a small collection of buildings at the site. The population level remained fairly stable from the early 1940s to the early 1970s, when the town included a post office, a church, two stores, and a community center. By that time the town and the surrounding area had become a popular tourist spot. During the fall and winter, hunters, in search of deer, doves, and wild turkeys, stayed in Concan; during the spring and summer, visitors came to enjoy the clear waters of the Frio River. Concan had seventy-one residents in 1990, but by 2000 the population had grown to 225."
PRIOR CITY NAMES: Coon Can
HISTORICAL MARKERS: See Texas Historical Commission's Historic Sites Atlas: http://atlas.thc.state.tx.us. Includes interactive map plus detailed descriptions of historical markers, cemeteries, museums, all searchable by county.
CEMETERIES: See THC Historic Sites Atlas above.
AVAILABLE SERVICES: Gas: no; Convenience Stores: no; Restaurants: yes; Lodging: yes; Grocery Stores: no; Banks: no; Vehicle Repair: no; Hospital: no; Med Clinic: no; Post Office: no; Public Schools: no; Cemetery:
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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY
CHURCH OF CHRIST:
US 83 at the Y, Concan, TX 78838
CONCAN BAPTIST MISSION:
US 83, Concan, TX 78838. N of town
EMMANUE LUTHERAN CHURCH:
US 83, Concan, TX 78838. N of town
(Police, Fire, EMS/Medical)
CRIME STOPPERS-REPORT ANONYMOUSLY: 1-800-222-8477; or click: Stoppers
HAPPY HOLLOW VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT: 830-232-5493; POB 112, 31966 Hwy 83 N, Concan, TX 78838
CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies
CLUB AT CONCAN: 830-232-4471; 520 Mountain Valley Dr, Concan, TX 78838. www.concangolf.com. Map. Private, open to public, 18 holes, 7333 yds, par 72. Pro shop, spa, salon, bar, grille
LOCAL CITY GOVERNMENT: Unincorporated
LOCAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT: See: Uvalde County Government Offices
STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: For offices that represent the Hill Country,
see: Texas & Federal Government Offices
US POSTAL SERVICE (USPS): 800-275-8777; www.usps.com.
Local post offices: 830-232-6044; 20948 TX 127, Concan, TX 78838-9998
DAY & SEASON HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES:
See full list of leases for this town at: Hunting & Fishing.
ANDY'S ON RIVER ROAD: 830-232-5444; US 83 and 127, Concan, TX 78838; www.floatthefrio.com. See advertisement, upper right on this page.
BECS STORE & RV PARK: 830-232-5477; 29015 US 83 N, Concan, TX 78838. www.becsrv.com
B.E.N.T. RIVER RETREAT: 888-388-3707; 24 Frio Canyon Rd, 1000 CR 350, Concan, TX 78838. www.frioriver.net
BUCHANAN'S CABINS @ NEAL'S LODGES: 830-988-3272; TX 127, Concan, TX 78838. www.concancabins.com. At 1st crossing of the Frio River
CAMP RIVER VIEW: 830-232-5412; FM 1120, 1636 CR 350, Concan, TX 78838. 1.7 miles E of US 83. friocampriverview.com
CANYON PASS CABINS: 830-232-4474; 2785 FM 1050, Concan, TX 78838
CASA DEL FRIO: 888-388-3707; 830-232-4295; 11 Bent River Rd (off CR 350), 24 Frio Canyon Rd, Concan, TX 78838. www.frioriverlodge.com
CEDAR VALLEY RANCH: 830-232-6543; US 83, Concan, TX 78838
CIELO RIDGE AT CONCAN: 830-486-8200; 23525 US 83 N, Concan, TX 78838
CLOUD DANCE LOG CABINS: 830-232-5994; Off CR 348 (River Rd), Concan, TX 78838. www.clouddancecabins.com
COLD RIVER JUNCTION: 830-323-5444; US 83 @ 187, Concan, TX 78838
COLD SPRINGS: 830-232-6699; Off US 83, Concan, TX 78838. Take 1050 to 2748, go 1/4 mile and turn L on 351.
CRIDER'S FRIO RIVER RESORT: 830-232-5583; US 83, Concan, TX 78838. 1.5 miles N of Garner. www.cridersonthefrio.com
D&J's RENTALS: 830-232-4108; Concan, TX 78838.
EDGAR's RIVER TERRACE: 830-232-6626; US 83, Concan, TX 78838
FRIO ACRES: 830-232-4141; 830-232-4141; 877-635-4848; 1047 CR 350, Concan, TX 78838. www.frioacres.com
FRIO CANYON CABINS: 830-232-6366; 32542 US 83 N, Concan, TX 78838. www.friocanyoncabins.com
FRIO COUNTRY RESORT: 830-232-6625; 830-232-5996; 888-232-5996; 1801 CR 348 (River Rd), Concan, TX 78838. www.friocountry.com
FRIO FAMILY GETAWAY: 830-232-5903/5271; CR 348 (River Rd), Concan, TX 78838. www.friofamilygetaway.com
FRIO FUN: 830-232-5721; 500 River Rd, Concan, TX 78838. www.friofun.com
FRIO RIVER CASA RIO RENTALS: 830-591-3544; 3798 CR #348, Concan, TX 78838. www.friorivercasario.com
FRIO RIVER COUNTRY LODGING: 830-275-9655; HCR 70 Box 489, Concan, TX 78838. www.friorivercountrylodging.com
FRIO RIVER RESORTS: 830-232-5544; POB 128, Concan, TX 78838. wwww.frioriverresorts.com
FRIO RIVER VACATION RENTALS: 936-524-4545; Concan, TX 78838. wwww.friorivervacationrentals.com
FRIOMAN VACATION LODGING: 866-726-6226; 830-988-FRIO; Off CR 348 (River Rd), Concan, TX 78838. www.frioman.com
GAFFORD RANCH: 361-668-0225; Off CR 348 (1/2 mile off River Rd), Concan, TX 78838.
GARNER STATE PARK: 830-232-6132; FM 1050, Concan, TX 78838
GRAN'S COUNTRY CABINS: 830-990-0533; CR 350, Concan, TX 78838.
HAPPY HOLLOW GUEST HOUSE: 830-232-5266; 32580 US 83 N, Concan TX 78838. 1 mi N of Garner State Park. www.onthefrio.com
JOHNNIE's HAPPY HOLLOW GUEST HOUSE: 830-232-5266; HCR 70, Box 613, Concan, TX 78838
MAGERS RIVER CAMP: 830-232-5442; HCR 70, CR 350, Box 467, Concan, TX 78838. Off US 83, across Frio River from Garner.
NEAL's LODGES AND RESTAURANT: 830-232-6118; 20970 TX 127, Concan, TX 78838. www.nealslodges.com. On the Frio River. Cabins, RV sites, restaurant.
OAKS BED & BREAKFAST: 830-232-6163; POB 304, Concan, TX 78838-0304
PAM's LOFT: 830-232-5902, 713-529-2735; Concan, TX 78838
PIONEER CABIN: 830-232-4467; Concan, TX 78838
RIMKUS RIVER RETREAT: 3695 CR 350, Rio Frio, TX 78879
RIO FRIO LODGING: 830-966-2320; Concan, TX 78838. Office located on FM 1050, 10 mi W of Utopia and 5 mi E of Garner. www.friolodging.com
RIVER OAKS RESORT: 800-800-5773; 800-800-5773; 210 Encino Dr, River Rd (CR 348), Concan, TX 78838. www.riveroaksresorts.com
RIVER RIM RESORT: 830-232-5758; 1204 CR 350, Concan, TX 78838. www.riverrimrsort.com. Includes RiverGate Cabins, River's Edge Cabins, Indian Springs Lodges, El Zocalo & LaVista del Zocalo
ROCCHIO & ROCCHIO: 830-232-5721; Cypress Bend, Concan, TX 78838
RR STARR CABINS: 830-261-4504; 28387 US 83, Concan, TX 78838. http://rrstarrconcan.com
SEVEN BLUFF CABINS & RV PARK: 830-232-5260; 3rd Crossing River Rd (CR 348), Concan, TX 78838. www.7bluffcabins.com. 1 mi E on River Rd (CR 348) and 4 mi from 127. On Frio River, at 3rd Crossing, outfitter (tubes), supplies, cabins, houses, RV sites.
STEPPIN BACK GUEST RANCH: 830-966-2320; 830-232-4474; 2785 FM 1050, Concan, TX 78838. www.steppinbackguestranch.com
WRIGHT's FRIO RIVER LODGE: 361-221-9961; CR 348 (River Rd), Concan, TX 78838
YEARGAN'S RIVER BEND RESORT: 830-232-6616; US 83, Concan, TX 78838. www.riverbendonthefrio.com
4J RIVERWAY: 830-232-6202; 685 FM 1050, Concan, TX 78838. http://frio4jrivercamp.com
Note: Check RV Parks below for availability of cabins, guest houses and other accommodations.
ANDY'S ON RIVER ROAD-GROCERY STORE: 830-232-5444; US 83 and TX 127, Concan, TX 78838; www.floatthefrio.com
B&B GROCERY & GAS: 830-232-6910; US 83 at FM 1050, Concan, TX 78838
BECS STORE & RV PARK: 830-232-5477; 29015 US 83 N, Concan, TX 78838. www.becsrv.com.
(THE) CLUB AT CONCAN GOLF CLUB: 830-232-4471; 520 Mountain Valley Drive, Concan, TX 78838. Privately owned, open to public, 18 hole golf course. Pro shop, spa, salon, bar, grille. www.concangolf.com
CONCAN GENERAL STORE: 830-232-6414; US 83 at TX 127, Concan, TX 78838
COWGIRL LOCA ON THE FRIO: 830-232-4402; 23223 US 83 N, Concan, TX 78838. www.cowgirlloca.com
ELM CREEK STABLES HORSEBACK RIDES: 830-232-5365; US 83 N, Concan, TX 78838. Near FM 1050
FIRST STATE BANK OF UVALDE: 830-232-4490; TX 127 W, Concan, TX 78838. www.fsbuvalde.com
FRIO BAT CAVE: Concan, TX 78838. 10-12 million Mexican free-tailed bats ascend at dusk and return at dawn. This is the 2nd largest Bat population in the World and the largest that is open to the public. You may see Cave Swallow, Rock & Canyon Wren, & maybe a Ringed-tail cat or Skunk entering the cave to catch dinner. Be amazed as several species of Raptor dive into the exiting swirl of Bats. This is a maternity cave where the bats return each spring to mate & give birth to their pups. Unfortunately the Bats fly south for the winter & are only here from mid-March thru September. The Bat Guano was mined during the Civil War for Confederate black powder. The rocked furnace pipe used in drying the Guano still sits at the cave entrance. Location: 1st Gate south of Frio River on FM 2690, drive your car 2 mi on ranch in to where the Frio Cave is. Profile & Guided Tours, see See: Bats
FRIO COUNTRY STORE: 830-232-6625; 1801 CR 348 (River Rd), Concan, TX 78838
FRIO’S DRY FIFTY: 830-232-6300; TX 127, E of US 83, Concan, TX 78838. www.friosdryfifty.com. Gifts, clothes, accessories, snacks, antiques, rocks
GARNER STATE PARK: FM 1050 at US 83 S, 8 mi N of Concan. 1420 acres of recreational facilities in northern Uvalde County. 10 water acres along the Frio River. See: Parks
GARNER STATE PARK CONCESSIONS: 830-232-4200; FM 1050 & Park Road 29, Concan, TX 78838
(THE) HONDO NATIONAL BANK-TRI CANYON BRANCH: Located inside Concan General Store, US 83 & tx 127, Concan, TX 78838
LOCA ON THE FRIO BOUTIQUE: 830-232-4402; 23223 US 83 N, Concan, TX 78838. www.cowgirlloca.com
NEAL's LODGES STORE: 830-232-6118; TX 127, Concan, TX 78838. www.nealslodges.com. On the Frio River. Cabins, RV sites, Restaurant.
PARKVIEW GENERAL STORE: 877-374-6748; 2561 CR 350, Concan, TX 78838. www.parkviewriversiderv.com. At Parkview RV
VISIT UVALDE COUNTY: 830-591-1065; 21170 Hwy 127, Concan, TX 78838. http://visituvaldecounty.com. Tourism website
ANDY'S ON RIVER ROAD: See listing in Lodging above.
FRIO FERGIE’S AT SEVEN BLUFF: 830-232-5260; 4251 (3rd Crossing) CR 348 (River Rd), Concan, TX 78838. www.7bluffcabins.com. Outfitter
GARNER STATE PARK CONCESSIONS: 830-232-4200; FM 1050 & Park Rd 29, Concan, TX 78838
HAPPY HOLLOW FRIO RIVER OUTFITTERS: 830-232-5266; 32580 US 83 N, Concan, TX 78838. www.onthefrio.com. On Frio River with private river entry/exit, outfitter (tubes, kayaks), shuttle service, store, groceries
JOSH'S FRIO RIVER OUTFITTER: 830-232-4243; US 83 S & FM 127, Concan, TX 78838. www.frioriveroutfitter.com. Outfitter (tubes, kayaks), shuttle service, store, fishing
RIVER KAYAK & TUBE RENTALS: 830-591-6963; 275 Co Rd 348 (River Road), Concan, Texas 78838
STAR RENTALS: 830-232-5511; 1397 CR 350 (off US 83), Concan, TX 78838. www.funrivers.com/StarRentals.html. On Frio River, outfitter (tubes, kayaks), fishing, swimming, camping
CONCAN REAL ESTATE: 830-232-5721; POB 287, Concan, TX 78838
FRIO COUNTRY REAL ESTATE: 830-232-6625; 888-926-6226; 1801 CR 348 (River Rd), Concan, TX. www.friocountry.com
FRIO RIVER & RANCH PROPERTIES-LAND & RANCH REALTY: 830-279-5973, TX 127, Concan, TX 78838. www.frioriverproperties.com
FRIO RIVER REALTY: 936-537-4555; 289 CR 348, Concan, TX 78838. www.frioriverrealty.com
MAGERS REALTY: 830-232-6252; Rt 70 POB 463, Concan, TX 78838
TEXAS LAND & RANCH CO: 210-413-3939; Concan, TX 78838. www.texaslandandranch.net
ANDY'S ON RIVER ROAD RESTAURANT: 830-232-5444; US 83 and 127, Concan, TX 78838. Free wi-fi
(THE) CLUB AT CONCAN GRILLE & SPA: 830-232-4538; POB 257, 520 Mountain Valley Dr, Concan, TX 78838. www.concangolf.com
BONNIE’S BAKERY (AT CRIDER'S FRIO RIVER RESORT): 830-232-5582; US 83, Concan, TX 78838. 1.5 miles N of Garner. www.cridersonthefrio.com
FRIO'S DRY 50: 830-232-6300; TX 127, Concan, TX 78838
GARNER GRILL: 830-232-6132; Park Rd 29, Concan, TX 78838. http://garnerstatepark.com/Garner_Grill.html. Food truck
JOSH'S: 830-232-4343; US 83 and 127, Concan, TX 78838
NEAL's LODGES RESTAURANT: 830-232-5813; 20970 TX 127, Concan, TX 78838. www.nealsdiningroom.com. On the Frio River. Cabins, RV sites, restaurant with down-home cooking
JOE JIMMY'S AT NEAL'S LODGES: 830-232-6118; 20970 TX 127, Concan, TX 78838. Live entertainment
HOUSE PASTURE CATTLE CO RESTAURANT: 830-232-6580, CR 348, 2 N River Rd, Concan, TX 78838. www.housepasture.com
LAS COLINAS de CONCAN: 830-232-6881. Located corner US 83 & 127. Traditional Mexican food. Open: 11a-8:30p, closed Tue
ANDY's ON RIVER ROAD: 830-232-5444; US 83 and 127, Concan, TX 78838. www.floatthefrio.com
BECS STORE and RV PARK: 830-232-5477; 29015 US 83 N, Concan, TX 78838. www.becsrv.com
GARNER STATE PARK: See above in Miscellaneous
PARKVIEW RIVERSIDE RV PARK: 877-374-6748; 2561 CR 350, Concan, TX 78838. www.parkviewriversiderv.com
RIVER RIM RESORT: See listing in Lodging, above.
SEVEN BLUFF CABINS & RV PARK: See listing in Lodging, above.
4J RIVERWAY: 830-232-6202; 685 FM 1050, Concan, TX 78838. http://frio4jrivercamp.com
LOCAL UTILITY PROVIDERS:
BANDERA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE (BEC): 866-226-3372; 830-370-7648; www.banderaelectric.com. Service Area Map. Nearest service office: Leakey: 485 W RR 337. Serves: Camp Wood, Concan, Hunt, Leakey, Utopia, Vanderpool
MEDINA ELECTRIC CO-OP: 866-632-3532; 2308 18th St, Hondo, TX 78861-0370. www.medinaec.org. Serves the far southwestern corner of the Hill Country, including Montell, Reagan Wells, and Concan. Service Coverage Map.
Local office: Uvalde: District 4 Office: 866-632-3532; 2604 US 90 E, Uvalde, TX 78802-1810
HILL COUNTRY-WIDE UTILITY PROVIDERS:
For Hill Country area utility service providers (electric, gas, water, sewer, trash),
telecom providers (land lines, cellular service, TV, internet), and related services (package delivery, newspaper, etc.), click: Utilities & Telecom
SANDY ROAD GUEST HAUS:
Upscale Western-style Guest House Lodging
in a Beautiful Ranch Setting in the Gorgeous Texas Hill Country
Reservations & Information: 281-300-7177
9242 RR 1320 (Sandy Road), Johnson City, TX 78636
Web: www.SandyRoadGuestHaus.com Email: info@SandyRoadGuestHaus.com
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