Cradled among the rolling hills of South Texas, Bulverde Spring Branch is filled with natural attractions and an expanding public park system. Rolling green hills meet stone outcroppings; rock cliffs give way to clear rivers, and wildflowers dot the landscape. It’s the perfect place to enjoy open vistas, wildlife areas, spectacular scenery and meet friendly people along the way.
With a wide variety of outdoor activities and attractions, including the Guadalupe River State Park, Honey Creek State Natural Area, Upper Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake, residents seldom complain of a lack of things to do. On any given day, visitors to Guadalupe State Park can be seen kayaking, tubing and swimming in the river while children search for turtles and frogs. Deep pools entice fishermen with bass and catfish. Hiking trails beckon to birdwatchers.
Adjacent to the park, the Honey Creek State Natural Area offers two miles of interpretive nature trails featuring an array of geology, flora and fauna. The Upper Guadalupe River is perfect for rafting, fly fishing and canoeing. Nearby Canyon Lake is another popular destination and offers 80 miles of scenic shoreline and opportunities to go boating, fishing and swimming.
Closer to town is the Bulverde Spring Branch parks system with plenty of space for energetic recreation. In fact, the Bulverde Community Park, encompassing 13 acres of land, provides public playgrounds, practice fields, shaded and unshaded picnic areas, an event gazebo and a water splash pad. The City also helps facilitate and sponsor community events at the park, such as Movies in the Park, and Spring and Fall Musik in the Park programs.
Kleck Park is another local favorite located on 43 acres of densely wooded ranchland with 1.2 miles of hiking trails. Sixteen birdhouses along the path are marked with signs describing local avian species. Visitors can walk, bike, hike or even ride horseback through the scenic area.
The Sporting Life
We’re Texans, and along with that comes a competitive spirit. Sport fans and players will find plenty to cheer about in Bulverde Spring Branch.
From school sports to fitness clubs, there are plenty of opportunities to get moving and cheer favorite teams. The GVTC Communications SportsPlex has eight soccer fields and is owned and operated by World Wide Soccer, LLC, and GVTC Communications. It is a popular destination welcoming hundreds of soccer families, as well as multi-sports and many other youth and adult recreational organizations.
Jumbo Evans Sports Park is another big draw and has approximately 65 acres that include seven soccer fields, six baseball fields and a developing football and tennis complex. Home to the Bulverde Youth Soccer Association, Bulverde Little League, Smithson Valley Youth Football Association, Spring Branch Tennis Center and the Smithson Valley Lacrosse Club, the Park has enthusiastic fans and players on a regular basis.
Spring Branch is also home to the private River Crossing Golf Club and the public Club at Rebecca Creek. Both are open for residents wanting to hit the links and enjoy the area’s best panoramic views and gently rolling terrain. Fine Print Farms is another local offering, and the equestrian event destination features English dressage, show jumping and cross country.