Capturing the Untamable Canadian River

June 27, 2023 | By Christopher Collins

The History and Science Behind Bois d’Arc Lake

June 30, 2022 | By Rob Curran

Editor’s Note: Return to the River

June 30, 2022 | By Emily Roberts Stone

It’s fitting that former Texas Highways managing editor Wes Ferguson’s return to our pages is for our annual River Issue.

Rinsing Wagons in the San Antonio River

June 30, 2022 | By Traces of Texas

Though small by Texas standards, the San Antonio River has played an outsized role in the state’s history.

Fly Fishing Is Taking off in Texas Rivers

June 30, 2022 | By Dan Oko

Fifteen major rivers and many hundreds of miles of smaller streams run across Texas, giving adventurers and anglers countless opportunities for exploration.

Where To Go Swimming This Summer in Texas

June 24, 2022 | By

Peel Back the Layers of Austin’s Onion Creek

April 28, 2022 | By Ian Dille

‘Viva Texas Rivers!’ Celebrates Texas’ Storied Waterways

October 28, 2021 | By Clayton Maxwell

Editor’s Note: River King

June 24, 2021 | By Emily Roberts Stone

For the third year in a row, writer-at-large Joe Nick Patoski is kicking off the warmest months of the year with an ode to one of Texas’ incomparable rivers.

Behold the Bounty of the Blanco

June 24, 2021 | By Joe Nick Patoski

Explore the Most Remote Reaches of the Big Bend’s Mighty Rio Grande

June 25, 2020 | By Matt Joyce

Photographer Laurence Parent captures the rugged splendor of the Lower Canyons

In Search of Texas’ Half-Forgotten Rivers

June 25, 2020 | By Michael Barnes and Joe Starr

Frio 101: Everything You Need to Know for a Trip to Texas’ Favorite River

July 8, 2019 | By Joe Nick Patoski

If you love Texas outdoors, how could you not know the Frio?
Well, maybe you’re one of the millions of newcomers who just got to Texas. Or perhaps you’ve lived in Texas your entire life and, unlike all those people whose families have been vacationing on the Frio for generations, you have no clue what or where they are talking about. Never stepped foot in Garner State Park? Think Concan is in Mexico? Well, pull up a chair and scoot closer.

Floating the Frio in Garner State Park

May 8, 2019 | By

With hotter temperatures coming, the aptly named Frio River attracts tubers, including these local students toting inner tubes at Garner State Park near Concan. The popular park, which reaches capacity daily between Memorial Day and Labor Day, is one of several put-in sites along the clear, spring-fed waterway. Andy’s on River Road, Josh’s Frio River Outfitters, Happy Hollow Store, and other outfitters rent tubes and offer shuttles to and from additional access points. Or stay on the water at Neal’s Lodges, Frio Country Resort, or Seven Bluff Cabins. No matter where you decide to drop in, the Frio promises ice-cold waters and a fun way to laze away the summer.

The Call of The River Brings Peace and a Sense of Nostalgia

July 17, 2018 | By Emily Roberts Stone, Executive Editor

There’s something about a river that evokes feelings of nostalgia. Perhaps it’s the tie to something ancient—the current that ripples over our feet carries the same water that sustained native tribes and beckoned early settlers to its shore.

Nine-river Day

April 18, 2017 | By Matt Joyce

There’s something about the summer solstice that inspires adventure. As the official start of summer and the longest day of the year, the solstice illuminates a world of possibility with more than 14 hours of daylight.

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