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Posted in: Lost Maples State Park
By SAGE - Premium Texas Real Estate
Apr 22, 2013 - 8:50:27 PM

Buyers of Fredericksburg TX homes in the heart of Texas Hill Country real estate find unlimited outdoor adventures in the Edwards Plateau.  About five miles north of Vanderpool, bordering the Sabinal River in eastern Real County and western Bandera County, the Lost Maples State Natural Area is a popular day trip and weekend getaway about an hour southwest of Fredericksburg real estate and west of San Antonio homes.  

Lost Maples opened its 2,174 acres for public use in 1979.  The bigtooth maple is the park's iconic species.  During the fall, waves of visitors flock to see the impressive autumn color display in the Lost Maples Natural Area.  Tourists reserve 280 campsites and primitive camp areas, enjoying 11 miles of hiking trails as well as swimming, tubing, horseback riding, hunting, hiking, cycling, and birding in the area.  

The park is also popular all year long for camping, fishing, and wildlife viewing, including a variety of creatures from armadillos, whitetail deer, lizards, to 200 species of birds.  The Lost Maples State Natural Area includes over 90 plant families with 350 species.

Designed as a National Natural Landmark, Lost Maples Natural Area is home to the state's largest stand of big tooth maples east of the Guadalupe Mountains.  The park is off RM 187 north of Vanderpool where the Edwards Plateau reaches 2,300 feet at the junction of Route 39.  Sinkholes and porous basins feed rainwater into the deep Edwards Aquifer that extends throughout real estate in the Hill Country.

The east-to-west route of FM 337 and its wooded steeps, secluded valleys, and crystal-clear waters is homes to spectacular Bald Cypress, live oak, and pecan trees.  At the Sabinal Canyon Museum in the Lost Maples gateway town of Utopia, pioneer farm implements and household items, Indian artifacts, geological exhibits are displayed.  

The Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service turned the park into a national landmark.  During the primordial past, Big Tooth maples and other relict species from the Ice Age adapted to climate changes.  They thrive in the special riparian and woodland habitats of Hill Country.  Modern history begins with the Spanish explorations in the 1600s and the Apache, Lipan Apache, and Comanche Indians.

For information about relocation, ranches, luxury homes, tracts, and real estate in the area, click here to contact Dale Cook or call 830-997-1035.


Dale E. Cook, MBA, Broker/Owner

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Fredericksburg, TX 78624

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