San Saba Population- 2,946  Altitude 1,210


Settled in 1854 and named for scenic river on which it is situated.  Seat of San Saba County, agricultural area producing wool, mohair, cattle, horses, hogs and poultry.   The city is also widely known for its pecan crops which are shipped worldwide.   San Saba and the Colorado Rivers are popular with campers and fishermen.   During autumn and winter seasons, hunters shoot and kill white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, squirrel and native game birds.

Information on events, accommodations and restaurants may be obtained from the Chamber of Commerce, or by calling 915/ 372-5141.

Colorado Bend State Park -Colorado Bend State Park in San Saba

Scenic settings abound along banks of the Colorado River.  The park offers primitive camping, chemical toilets, hiking trails and picnicking facilities.   Fantastic fishing in the river with a fish cleaning site.

Gorman Falls, within the park, is by tour only.  Participants caravan from park headquarters to the Gorman area and hike over beautiful Hill Country terrain to the falls.   The hike is a one and a half mile round trip.  Good hiking boots or shoes are recommended. (Sensible heels, please.) No pets allowed on tour.  Also, no rest rooms or drinking water is available in this part of the park.  Tours to the falls are at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. only on Sunday year round, weather permitting.   Tour fee.

Take U.S. 190 east to F.M. 560 13 miles to Bend.  Follow signs to park entrance.   Camping is on a first come basis.  No reservations.  Limit 300 vehicles in park.  for information, call 915/628-3240.

Parks -

Mill Pond Park includes a small spring fed lake, waterfalls, swimming pool and picnic sites.  More than five million gallons of water flow up through the rocks beneath the spring and lake daily.  Other features of Mill Pond Park include baseball fields, a pavilion, tennis courts and playground equipment.  Hookups for recreational vehicles are also available.  The park is five blocks east of the courthouse.

Risien Park is bordered on one side by the San Saba River and offers picnic facilities, playground equipment, a pavilion, volleyball courts and an amphitheater, all beneath large, shady pecan trees.  On east edge of the city on U.S. 190.

San Saba County Historical Museum -

Items from ranch, farm and Western life include household relics and period clothing.   Housed in two one hundred year old log cabins.  Open April through September, Sunday 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.  In Mill Pond Park, five blocks east of courthouse.



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