Things to do in the area

 The OK-3 makes a perfect location from which to plan visits to area parks, tourist attractions, and a multitude of fun activities.  Most of these are within an hour's drive making them perfect for day trips but close enough to return later for a little solitude.  

Local Highlights

We're a short drive away from Kerrville, home of the popular Kerrville Folk Festival held each May/June, and the Kerrville Wine and Music Festival held each September.  Kerrville also contains the Gualdalupe River along with great parks and restaurants.  Visit Kerrville 

Did you know the Hill Country of Texas has some of the best wineries in the country? The area is full of vintners offering tours, tasting and occasional live music. The area even holds fantastic wine-tasting tours each year. Visit Wineries 

For great shopping and wonderful cuisine, check out Fredericksburg. This quaint historic Texas town includes a popular walk-around shopping district, biergartens, museums, and a host of parades and other cultural events, all with a unique German flair.  One of Texas' most unique cities.    Visit Fredericksburg  

Everybody's Somebody in Luckenbach!  This tiny community made famous by Willie Nelson and its colorful mayor Hondo Crouch might seem to be just a "spot on the road", but for live country music, it's still the king!  Visit Luckenbach 

What could be better than watching a live performance of a Shakespearean play or a ribald comedy outdoors while a river lazily passes by.  Ingram's Smith-Rich Point Theatre is a great place for high-class entertainment for all ages.  Visit Pointe Theater 

Also close by are numrous golf courses, sure to provide the right mix of fun and challenge for any golfer. 

For Nature Lovers

Few parks can boast the natural wonders of Enchanted Rock State Park.  A massive batholith (stone outcropping) rises dramatically from the surrounding hills, thrusting pink granite high into the Texas sun.  The park is a favorite of hikers and climbers and provides interpretive programs.  Not to be missed.  Visit Enchanted Rock 

Reportedly one of the world's most beautiful caves is the Caverns of Sonora in nearby Sonora, Texas.  This "live" cave is famous for its delicate butterfly-like formations and other geologic marvels.  Visit the Caverns 

Further Afield, But Worth the Excursion

Considered one of the most beautiful cities in America, San Antonio is just over an hour's drive away.  This city is famous for its Riverwalk lined with shops and restaurants.  A great place for an evening stroll or a scenic boat ride.  The city is also home to Seaworld and Six Flags theme parks, favorites for young and old alike.  And of sure to see the famous Alamo. Visit San Antonio  

The Capital of the State of Texas, Austin is a progressive green community with world famous nightlife (considered a live-music capital as well), beautiful parks, and a host of museums, including the which specializes in native plants.  Visit Austin 

Want to plan your stay along with some special events in the area? Here are some ideas:

Wine Tasting Get-Away  With many fine wineries a short drive away, the closest being only 15 miles, you are sure to fill a fun weekend with touring and tasting your favorite wines as well as discovering new ones. Tastings and events are held throughout the year.  For more details visit Kerrville Hills Winery  

Golfers Get-Away  The Texas Hill Country has it's share of unique and challenging golf courses. Closest public courses are:  Scott Schreiner Golf Course  Kerrville (16 miles) - Ph. 830-257-4982   Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course Fredericksburg (28 miles) -  Ph. 830-997-4010  

"Texas Fun" Get-Away  There's no shortage of special events in the area that are fun for the whole family.  Here are just a few: 

  • Kerrville Folk Festival - May 23 - June 9, 2019 
  • Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival - May 24-26, 2019
  •  Night In Old Fredericksburg - July 20, 2019
  •  Gillespie County Fair - August 22-25, 2019
  •  Kerrville Fall Music Festival - August 31-September 2 2019
  •  Oktoberfest (Fredericksburg) - October 4-6, 2019
  • Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest - October 26, 2019  

Texas Hills Bike Touring Get-Away  Several cycling events are held in the area. Some routes pass right by the OK-3. Check these out: 

  • "Hell Week" (starts in Fredericksburg) - June TBD, 2019   Ph. 830-896-6864 
  • Easter Hill Country Tour (starts in Kerrville) - April 19-21, 2019 Ph. 830-896-6864  There are also a number of challenging mountain bike trails in the area.  

Hunters  A number of hunting opportunities are available in the Kerrville and Harper area for Whitetail deer, dove, and exotics.  The OK-3 is a great place to rest, relax, and tell hunting stories after an exciting day on the hunt.  Check out this link for information on hunting in the area:  Hill Country Hunting  

...and much more!!