Bandera Falls is an unincorporated community in Bandera County, which is known as “The Cowboy Capital of the World”. This community borders the Medina River, which runs off into the Medina Lake, the largest body of water in southern Texas. The Medina River is a great place to enjoy a picnic or just a quick dip in the water on those dog days of Texan summer. Your pooch will enjoy spending time with you in this peaceful setting. Prepare to see an amazing view of the river, as well as plenty of local wildlife. Make sure your dog doesn’t harass any of the animals here! If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you’ll find a rope swing at one point.
Although this community is home to a natural paradise, it doesn’t have much to offer dogs and their owners in the way of dog-friendly amenities. However, since it’s part of the San Antonio Metropolitan area, it’s close to plenty of pawesome Fido-friendly activities in nearby towns. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a nice long hike, or just want to go on a leisurely stroll at the dog park, you’ll find plenty of op-paw-tunities for adventure!
The sprawling neighborhood of South San Antonio is a bit of a trek at 53 miles away, but the drive is well worth it for Pearsall Dog Park. This off-leash, fenced park has great hours -- from 5 AM to 11 PM -- which make it a great place for a walk no matter what time of day (or night!) you decide to visit. Here, you’ll find two separate areas for large and small dogs, fire hydrants, agility equipment, plenty of shade, and water fountains. Just don’t fur-get the waste bags! (And a leash, too, since South San Antonio has tons more dog-friendly places and spaces!)