Blanco Shoals

This is an 81 acre natural area located mostly west of the Blanco River, just below the bridge at IH35 in San Marcos. Blanco Shoals is unique in that it is an undeveloped riparian area, which is projected to remain that way except for a few trails to be built. This area contains high bank bluffs and shoals, tall cottonwoods and sycamores, gigantic pecans, and mesquite and anaqua trees that cling to the riverbanks. Do not cross any fences or you will be on a neighbor’s property. Take IH35 north from San Marcos and then take the Aquarena Springs exit and go straight on the northbound frontage road to the overpass at River Ridge Parkway. Next, turn right onto River Ridge Parkway and go to the end of the road at the apartment complex “turn-around,” where you can park your car.

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