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CONCAN, Texas

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Population (2000): 225Elevation: ftArea: undefinedCOL Index:
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 INFORMATION

CITY: Unincorporated, no web site

CHAMBER, TOURISM & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: NEIGHBORING TOWNS: 18 mi S of Leakey, 12 mi S of Rio Frio, Tarpley, 24 mi SW of Utopia, Vanderpool

PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: River recreation, ranching Frio River

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: See full details in Directory below. NEARBY & HILL COUNTRY-WIDE ATTRACTIONS: See Attractions.
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
PARKS: There are many state, county and local parks in the greater area as profiled on the Parks page. These nearby and local parks include:
  • 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
EVENT CALENDAR:
  • Feb: River Region ArtFest
For full details on these and nearby events see Festivals & Major Events, Trade Days & Farmers Markets, Live Entertainment, and calendars on our other focus topic pages accessible from the menu above.

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:

OTHER PROFILES: City Data (not available); ePodunk Profile; Home Town Locator, Texas Escapes (not available); Travel Texas (not available); Wikipedia

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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY


CHURCHES
Church of Christ

CHURCH OF CHRIST:
830-232-4058;
US-83 at the Y, Concan, TX 78838

Baptist CONCAN BAPTIST MISSION:
830-988-2553;
US-83, Concan, TX 78838. N of town

Lutheran ChurchEMMANUE LUTHERAN CHURCH:
830-988-2553;
US-83, Concan, TX 78838. N of town


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Fire & Rescue
HAPPY HOLLOW VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT: 830-232-5493; POB 112, 31966 US-83 N, Concan, TX 78838


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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


GOVERNMENT SERVICES


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

USPS
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 TX-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 @ TX-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.


MISCELLANEOUS GOODS & SERVICES


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

Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept 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


OUTFITTERS


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


RESTAURANTS-DINING-BEVERAGES-ENTERTAINMENT


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




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Bandera Electric Cooperative 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 Coop 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
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