The Nueces Canyon is the travel hub to many nearby attractions such as Briscoe – Garner Museum and historic Janie Slaughter Briscoe Opera House in Uvalde, Garner State Park in Concan which hosts a dance tradition started in 1941, Lost Maples State Natural Area near Vanderpool yields hiking, birding, photography, and nature study, the Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area in Rocksprings boasts Mexican free-tailed bat emergence tours during summer mornings and evenings, and Kickapoo Cavern State Park is located near Brackettville. In Camp Wood, you will find Lindberg Park and Mission San Lorenzo de la Santa Cruz State Historic Site. No buildings are still standing at the site, but wall foundations are visible and an interpretive map and walking tour are available. In June of 2017, the Texas Historical Association is scheduled to conduct another excavation of the site. A diorama of the site created by the Texas Memorial Museum at The University of Texas can be viewed at the Chamber office and museum along with other museum artifacts from local Nueces Canyon family heirloom donations. The damaged propeller from Lindbergh’s plane is also on display. Call in advance for reservations to view the diorama and museum. There is no fee and donations are appreciated.
The Chamber of Commerce has begun planning the 61st Annual Old Settlers Reunion in Camp Wood, with plenty of food, merchandise, and games! The 2022 event will be open on August 6, 2022, the first weekend of August.
Mission Statement: The Nueces Canyon Community Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in the Nueces Canyon Area by inspiring and supporting enduring philanthropy.
Purpose: To provide funding for programs and projects which benefit the Nueces Canyon Area.
Eligibility: Grant request are accepted only from Nueces Canyon Area not-for-profit groups including churches, and Nueces Canyon teachers/school staff for school needs. Applicant groups are limited to one grant a year and must submit article, picture, and accounting of funds before applying for a grant the next calendar year. There can be more than one applicant from an organization, for example, the 4-H Club has the horse club and the cooking club. Both groups are eligible to apply for a separate grant even though they are both under the 4-H Club.
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