Settled in 1854 and named for scenic river on which it is located. 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 Colorado Rivers are popular with campers
and fisherman. During the autumn-winter seasons, hunters take white-tailed
deer, wild turkey, squirrel, and native game birds.
Information on events, accommodations, and restaurants my be obtained
by calling the chamber of commerce at 915-372-5141.
COLORADO BEND STATE PARK
SAN SABA COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
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COLORADO BEND STATE PARK - scenic settings
along the banks of the Colorado River. Primitive camping, chemical toilets,
hiking trails, and picnicking facilities. Fantastic fishing in river with
fish cleaning site. (Vanishing Texas River Cruise offers trips us the Colorado
River on Lake Buchanan) 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 5 million
gallons of water flow up through the rocks underneath the lake daily. Other
facilities include baseball fields, pavilion, tennis courts, and playground
equipment. Hookups for recreational vehicles is also available. 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, pavilion, volleyball courts, and an amphitheater,
all beneath large, shady pecan trees. On the east edge of the city on U.S.
SAN SABA COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM - items from
ranch, farm, and Western life. Household relics and period clothing. housed
in two 100 year old log cabins. Open from April through Sept, Sundays 1:30
to 4:30 p.m. in Mill Pond Park, five blocks east of the courthouse.