Kreutzberg Canyon Natural Area ( KCNA )

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Red Crossbills @ JKRB

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7A to dusk, 7 days

143 Mark Twain Drive - Boerne, Texas 78006    Google Map
KCNA down river 8feb11

  • 117 scenic acres along the Guadalupe River containing six habitats: riparian, oak savanna, disturbed woodland/blowdown, open juniper - oak woodland, closed-canopy juniper - oak woodland, and old field.
  • 1,700 feet of Guadalupe River frontage allows access for river recreation: fishing, paddling, swimming, splashing, and relaxing.
  • Hike along three miles of multiuse paths for fun, exercise, and nature study. Most paths are natural surface and unimproved. Paths can be rugged and strenuous. Hiking boots are recommended on unimproved paths. The Fossil Ridge Loop is an energetic hike into the canyon to view the fossil bank, geologic features, and the tornado blow-down.  The North and South Woodland Loops are wide, open routes following utility easements through diverse oak tree species, old-growth juniper, and massive cedar elms. The River Loop leads to shady picnic spots and pleasing views of the Guadalupe.  Spurs off the main paths present interesting adventures.
  • Fossils, fossils, fossils. Texas geology is on exhibit  - many karst and fossil features exist throughout the natural area.
  • We designed and constructed three wildlife observation blinds. The blinds offer excellent opportunities to observe and photograph birds, butterflies, and wildlife. The Cuckoo, Chaparral, and Cardinal blinds have seating, camera ports, bird identification books, and enclosed habitat yards. Each blind is equipped with a water catchment system and water features. The blinds are short walks from parking areas. The Cuckoo blind, our largest, is ADA accessible. Please consider contributing to KCPP to help us maintain the blinds and purchase seed and feed.

  • The Kronkosky Interpretive Garden is home to nature and historical education and a diverse collection of native and adapted plants. Stroll through the beautiful garden to practice plant identification skills, and learn about native animals and plants, fossils, Texas leafcutter ants, and alien invaders. The garden and adjacent bird blind are ADA approved. Bring a picnic to enjoy in the shady picnic area. Conventional and ADA accessible picnic tables and benches are scattered under the trees.
  • Our three bluebird trails provide 18 nest boxes to shelter migrating Eastern bluebirds and native Texas species. The boxes are monitored and data are recorded and sent to Cornell's NestWatch.
  • No potable water - Don't forget to bring water for you and your dog. Conventional and ADA accessible latrines provided.