Frio River

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Frio River
TXMap-river-Frio.png
Location of the Frio River, Texas
OriginReal County, Texas, U.S.A
MouthNueces River, Live Oak County, Texas, U.S.A
Basin countriesU.S.A
Length200 mi (322 km)
Source elevation2300 ft (701 m)
Avg. discharge26 ft³/s (1 m³/s)
Basin area7310 mi² (18933 km²)
 
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Frio River
TXMap-river-Frio.png
Location of the Frio River, Texas
OriginReal County, Texas, U.S.A
MouthNueces River, Live Oak County, Texas, U.S.A
Basin countriesU.S.A
Length200 mi (322 km)
Source elevation2300 ft (701 m)
Avg. discharge26 ft³/s (1 m³/s)
Basin area7310 mi² (18933 km²)

The Frio River is a river in the U.S. state of Texas. The word frio is Spanish for cold, a clear reference to the spring-fed coolness of the river.

Geography[edit]

The Frio River has three primary tributaries; the East, West, and Dry Frio rivers. The West Frio River rises from springs in northeastern Real County and joins with the East Frio River near the town of Leakey; the Dry Frio River joins northeast of Uvalde. The river flows generally southeast for two hundred miles until it empties into the Nueces River south of the town of Three Rivers. Along the way, the Frio River provides water to the Choke Canyon Reservoir in McMullen and Live Oak counties.[1]

Recreation[edit]

The cool and consistent flow of the Frio River has made it a popular summertime destination. Garner State Park[2], on the river about 10 miles south of Leakey and 75 miles west of San Antonio, provides camping, fishing and other activities. Numerous other privately owned campgrounds are also found along the river.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "FRIO RIVER," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rnf01), accessed December 01, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
  2. ^ "Garner State Park". Texas Parks and Wildlife. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/nonpwdpubs/water_issues/rivers/navigation/sweeney/

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Coordinates: 28°26′15″N 98°11′19″W / 28.43750°N 98.18861°W / 28.43750; -98.18861