Things to-do in and around the Mason, Texas area:
Enjoy canoeing, kayaking, swimming, or just wading in the clean and unspoiled Llano River or the James River. We have several "putting-in" spots and you can rent a canoe or bring your own!
Visit the local Mexican free-tail bats at the Eckert James River Bat Cave. Located in southern Mason County, about 35min from the square, this a "maternity cave". The bats migrate up from Mexico and their pups are born in early June. Our local "batwoman" hosts guests to the cave which is open Thursday thru Sunday evenings from around May 15th thru October 1st. Protected by BCI and the Texas Nature Conservancy a visit to see the approximately 6 million bats is an awesome experience! Check with the Mason Chamber of Commerce for more info.
Dig for Topaz, the state Gem of Texas, in the only county where they can be found! Several privately-owned area ranches allow digging for a fee, check with the Mason County Chamber of Commerce. Available at various times except during hunting season.
Stroll around the square and beyond for some unique little shops with all manner of gifts, antiques and decorative items for your perusal.
Eat at any one of our local hometown restaurants. Always good food and reasonable prices!
Check out our 9 hole Golf Course at Ft. Mason City Park where you can also watch softball, baseball, soccer, and football (in Puncher Stadium!). Our local teams play and practice at these well maintained facilities.
Come be a true Texan and join the Rodeo Association on one of their "playdays" for the children or a real "Ranch Rodeo" with local talent. Their arena is located in Ft. Mason City Park. The park also has RV hook-ups, showers and large playground area.
Visit any one of our area churches! You're always welcome to join in the fun, food and fellowship wherever you choose to attend!
Bluffs along the Llano River
Mason County Chamber of Commerce
City of Mason, Texas (site includes a map of the city)
Mason County News (local weekly newspaper)
Hill Country Visitor info:
Mason County Historical Commission
Mason Square Museum
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