Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and head to Vanderpool, Texas, a small unincorporated community 10 miles North of Utopia and 30 miles west of Bandera. Vanderpool is the perfect place to escape the populated city lifestyle, with only 82 cheerful residents. The community first received its name in 1885 after the name of the first settler, L.B. Vanderpool. The economy flourishes on ranching, hunting, and tourism. Sheep, cattle, and goat ranching are the most popular in the area.
It’s no mystery that Texas Hill Country has some of the best scenic views in all of Texas. Scenic drives and motorcycle rides are the best way to take in the rolling hills, crystal clear lakes, fields of bluebonnets, old oak trees, and rugged terrain. Vanderpool is no different. The community is home to some of the best scenic views of Sabinal Canyon. The FM 337 is rated as one of the top ten scenic drives in Texas. The FM 337 possesses some of the most stunning secluded valleys in all of Texas Hill Country.
Vanderpool houses 50 classic motorcycles in their historic Lone Star Motorcycle Museum. The motorcycles date anywhere from the year 1910 to today. The Museum is open Friday through Sunday from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM and weekdays by appointment.
The area is notorious for bird watching. The short tailed, long billed, Green Kingfisher can be spotted in the area. The only state in America to see the Green Kingfisher is Texas. The bird resides only in Texas and all the way down to Central and South Argentina.