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Bandera Hill Country State Natural Area Trail Ride-The Lodge

  • 25 Mar 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • 27 Mar 2022
  • 12:00 PM
  • Hill Country State Natural Area, 10600 Bandera Creek Road, Bandera, Texas


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Hill Country State Natural Area Partners 

The Lodge

Bandera, Texas

March 24-27, 2022

HCSNA Park HQ at 10600 Bandera Creek, Bandera, Texas 78003 at the Lodge.

Guided trail ride groups will be Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday morning.

Registration:  tetratrails.org.

Friday check in begins at 4:00PM.

Saturday registration begins at 7:00am.  All riders must check in and sign release and present a current Coggins. Ride participants do not need to stop by the Park Ranger Station.  TETRA will issue vehicle hangtags after you arrive at the Lodge. 

6:00PM Friday night appetizer potluck.  Meet and greet, and social hour.  

7:30-8:45 AM Saturday and Sunday morning breakfast.  Lunch is on your own.

6:00 Potluck Supper on Saturday, TETRA will provide the meat, bring your favorite side dish.

9:00 am Ride out on Saturday return at lunch ride out at 2:00 pm. 

9:00 am Sunday morning ride.  Riders may ride out with this group or ride on their own. 

Arrive after noon Friday, depart by noon on Sunday.

Please bring auction items for Saturday evening auction. All proceeds go directly to park improvements.

This ride will be held at the Lodge, a 1930s ranch house. Stalls/corrals hold up to five horses. There are 5 electric hookups available at the front of the lodge and an open pasture behind the lodge for dry camping; generators are allowed overnight.

Electric hookup: $50 for the weekend. Horse pens are $20 for the weekend. There are 5 30-amp electric sites and 9 pens.    Text Geri Bischoff at 512-658-0937 for pen or hookup reservations, will confirm by text. February 20 reservations begin, no early reservations. There will be portable toilets available. 

Ride Fee: TETRA Members $20.  Non-Members $35. Children under 18 years old are no charge accompanied by a registered, riding adult. Day Riders $15.

·       Bring your drinking water and full-on board water tanks. 

·       Water available for horses  

·       Horses prone to kick must have a red ribbon attached to their tails.

·       Dogs must stay on a leash at all times no dogs on the trails (state park rule).

Be ready to ride at the set "ride out" time. More information, contact Geri Bischoff text or call at 512-658-0937. 


DIRECTIONS:  From Bandera, take Hwy 173 S to FM 1077which turns into Bandera Creek Road; highway sign announces Hill Country State Natural Area, turn right and drive past HQ ranger station. past Bar-O Day Use, past Trailhead Camp, to Group Lodge.  Electric sites are on your right.  Primitive parking the pasture behind the arena. Do not stop Park Headquarters. 

If you have recently been exposed to Covid, running a fever, have a cough, shortness of breath, experiencing loss of smell or gastrointestinal illness, stay home.

Register on-line at tetratrails.org.  Pay online with Paypal or checks by mail. 

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P.O.Box 655

Springtown, Texas 76082

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