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Lost Maples State Natural Area

37221 F.M. 187
Vanderpool, TX 78885

830-966-3413

Changing Beauty
You may know Lost Maples for its fall color, but it is spectacular year-round. Visit any time to see abundant wild­flowers, steep canyon walls and the scenic Sabinal River. We’re just two hours northwest of San Antonio.

Things to Do
Your whole family will find plenty to do here. Take a hike or a photo, go fishing, look for birds and other wildlife, camp, backpack, stargaze and hunt for geocaches.

Lost Maples protects a special stand of Uvalde bigtooth maples. Many folks come here to see colorful leaves on these and other trees in autumn.

Please stay on designated trails. The natural area contains steep and rugged terrain. Do not climb on rocks or hillsides. Bigtooth maples have shallow roots, and you can hurt the trees by walking over their roots.

Hiking
Explore over 10 miles of trails, including a loop that takes you along the top of a 2,200-foot cliff.

Camping
Choose from 30 campsites with water and electricity. Or back­pack to one of our primitive campsites.

Fishing
Wet a hook in the Sabinal River or Can Creek. You do not need a fishing license to fish from shore or pier in a state park or natural area.

Birding
This area is home to a wide variety of birds, including the en­dan­gered golden-cheeked warbler and the recently de-listed black-capped vireo

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