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Suggested Highway Routes to Laity Lodge Family Camp

Location: 11756 N US Hwy 83, Leakey, TX, 78873-3049

GPS Entrance Coordinates: 29-51-01 N; 99-40-48.6 W

From San Antonio (Approximately 2 hours travel time)

The nearest commercial airport is in San Antonio.

  • Northwest via Interstate 10
    Take Interstate 10 west and go 18 miles past Kerrville.
    Take EXIT 490 (Hwy. 41, Mountain Home, Rocksprings)
    Turn left on Hwy. 41—go to the intersection with Hwy. 83 (about 22 miles).
    Turn left on Hwy. 83—go south about 15 miles to the Foundation Camp entrance (on left).
  • Southwest via Highway 90
    Take Hwy. 90 west through Hondo to Sabinal.
    Follow signs to Garner State Park via Hwy. 187, 127, and 83, through Leakey and 12 miles north of Leakey on Hwy. 83 to the Foundation Camp sign (on right) marking the camp entrance, 1/2 mile north of the roadside picnic area.

From Austin (Approximately 3 hours travel time)

  • Take Hwy. 290 through Johnson City to Fredericksburg.
    Turn left in Fredericksburg at Hwy. 16 south toward Kerrville.
    At Kerrville, take Interstate 10 west 18 miles to EXIT 490.
    Turn left on Hwy. 41—go to the intersection with Hwy. 83 (about 22 miles).
    Turn left on Hwy. 83—go south about 15 miles to the Foundation Camp entrance (on left).

At the H. E. Butt Foundation Camp sign:


Enter, drive slowly down the narrow, unpaved road for about one mile to the river.

At the “Yes! You drive in the river” sign:


At the river sign, drive into the river (the water is shallow with a limestone rock bottom) and go left if you’re headed to Headwaters or Singing Hills. Go right if you’re headed to Echo Valley.

Roll the windows down on your vehicle and begin to enjoy the sounds and smells of the Canyon.

Your “retreat” has begun!