Photos by Cathy L. Kozub
Looking for a relaxing getaway? River Road Park, located in the beautiful Boerne, Texas along the Bald cypress tree lined Cibolo Creek, offers the tranquility of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Boerne is approximately 30 miles northwest of San Antonio on Interstate Highway 10 and U S Highway 87.
Enjoy a picnic along the creek, fishing on the piers, observing the habitat of fish, ducks, turtles and other creatures, and walking along the paved pathways. Along your walk on the trails there will be numerous treasures such as a water mill, turtles and ducks. At the east end of the park is Dietert Mill Dam which was deeded to the City of Boerne in 1912. This is a nice place to spend time to yourself or enjoy your family.
Texas is rich in its history, and Cibolo Creek is no exception. This creek was a creek of many names. Coahuitecan Indians called it Xoloton, other Native Americans called it Bata Coniquivolqui. Some Spanish explorers called it Santa Crecencia and San Ygnacio de Leyola, while French explorers called in Rio Cibolo which was later converted to Cibolo Creek.
Other Interesting Facts about Cibolo Creek
Cibolo Creek is approximately 96 miles long and extends from the Texas Hill Country in Boerne to the San Antonio River in Karnes County. Cibolo Creek runs through Kendall, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Wilson, and Karnes Counties.
While in Boerne, don’t forget about the Cibolo Nature Center located at City Park Road! Park and trails are open 365 days a year from 8 a.m. to dusk. As always, enjoy your family, friends and the beautiful Texas Hill Country, and God Bless Texas!