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County
Real
Region
Hill Country
Population
2010 Census - 706
2000 Census - 822
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Camp Wood, Texas
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Camp Wood Texas History:
Camp Wood, one of the most picturesque areas in Texas, is located in the Nueces River Canyon, approximately 20 miles south of the headwaters of the Nueces River. Early settler Edward D. Westfall lived in the area and raised cattle during the Civil War. In 1920, the Uvalde and Northern Railroad built their northern terminus at the townsite. The town was established by workers from the Uvalde Cedar Company. It was named after Camp Wood, the 1857-1861 United States military outpost. The railroad enabled the town to thrive. The post office was established in November 1921, and the town was incorporated in 1936. In the 1940s, ranching replaced cedar as the main industry, and hunting and tourism grew in economic importance. “In March 1924 Charles A. Lindbergh made an unplanned stop in Camp Wood, three years before his solo flight from New York to Paris. Lindbergh, then waiting to enter Brooks Field at San Antonio as a United States Air Service cadet, was attempting to fly to California with a friend, Leon Klink, and followed the Uvalde and Northern railroad up the Nueces River, mistaking it for the Southern Pacific along the Rio Grande. When the line ended at the recently established cedar town, Lindbergh, realizing his error, landed in a pasture to the north. Later, having flown to Camp Wood itself and landed on the main street, he attempted to take off, hit a telephone pole with a wing, and crashed into the paint section of Walter Pruett's hardware store. The two fliers remained in Camp Wood for several days, awaiting parts and making repairs.” In 1976, the town of Camp Wood renamed a park and a street after Lindbergh and Klink respectively, and the state placed a historical marker celebrating the event.” Camp Wood is located on the Nueces River at the intersection of SH 55 (Nueces Street) and RR 337, 29.5 miles southeast of Rocksprings, 37 miles southwest of Vanderpool, 21 miles southwest of Leakey, 44 miles northwest of Utopia, 39 miles northwest of Uvalde, 38 miles northwest of Concan, and 48 miles northeast of Brackettville, Texas.
 
The Nueces Canyon Chamber of Commerce Museum:
The museum features exhibits depicting the history of Camp Wood, Tinker the fossilized T Rex, a large model airplane and the wooden propeller Lindbergh and Klink left behind. Call for museum hours. (830) 597-6241. The museum is in the old theater building across the street from Get N Go.  Email
 
Camp Wood Public Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Mon, Wed, 10am-2pm; Tue, Thu, 8am-5pm; Fri, 9am-1pm; closed Saturday and Sunday. (830) 597-3208. 106 Nueces Street.
 
Delores’ Unique Designs Store:  
Delores Vernor designs, and hand sews mohair jackets, coats, scarves and other apparel for celebrities around the world. Former First Lady Hillary Clinton, former Texas Gov. Ann Richards, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and the Queen of England are among Delores’ clientele. (830) 597-4152. 108 Nueces Street, Camp Wood, Texas78833.  Email
 
Bear Creek Fudge:
Their wonderful chocolate products have been featured in the Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine. They are in the gold building at 118 South Nueces (Main Street) in downtown Camp Wood. (830) 597-6160.  Email
 
Nueces Senior Canyon Center:
 
Camp Wood Tradin'Days, 2nd Saturday of Each Month:
This event features a farmer’s market, arts and crafts, yard sales, music and games. Bring your folding chairs. Open 9am-2pm at Lindbergh Park. (830) 597-6241. The park is located on SH 55 at 5th and 6th Streets.  Email
 
Annual Montell Country Club Benefit Dinner, Early April:
The menu includes an enchilada dinner, desserts, and drinks. There is a baked goods auction and live music. Proceeds benefit the Nueces Canyon Volunteer Fire Department. This event is held from 5pm-7pm at the Montell School and Community Center. Montell is on SH 55, 9.4 miles south of Camp Wood, Texas.
 
Annual Old Settlers Reunion, 1st Weekend in August:
Activities include a parade, a Friday night rodeo and dances, a pageant, a pecan pie contest and auction, a cowboy shootout, kid’s activities, arts and crafts, food, games, dominoes, horseshoe and washer tournaments, swimming in the Nueces River, fiddlers and live music. This event is held in Lindbergh Park. (830) 597-6241.  Email         
 
Camp Wood is a beautiful, scenic area and attracts many tourists who help support some very good Camp Wood restaurants.  
 
Two Fat Boys BBQ, Camp Wood:
They serve wonderful barbeque brisket, sausage, ribs and other menu items. Saturday is steak night. Their reviews are great. (830) 597-2333. 518 East 4th Street, Camp Wood.  Reviews  
 
Nueces Country Smokehouse, Camp Wood:
This meat market sells groceries, cheeses, wonderful meats, including bacon and Canadian bacon, jerky, and boudin and other smoked links. They serve very good hamburgers, smoked chicken and chicken salad, pork and brisket sandwiches, and homemade potato chips. (830) 597-4242. 1029 South SH 55, Camp Wood.  Reviews  
 
The Corner Store Café,Camp Wood: 
They serve a very good chicken fried steak, chicken fried chicken, and other menu items. The buffet lunch is very good. (830) 597-3380. 201 South Nueces Street, Camp Wood.  Reviews
 
Casa Falcon Restaurant:
They serve very good Mexican food, including enchiladas and caldo. Other menu items include fried chicken, hamburger and breakfast tacos. They offer a buffet most weekends. Closed on Wednesdays. (830) 597-5111. SH 55 at 2nd Street.  Reviews  
 
Blanton’s, Camp Wood:  
They serve steak, homemade breads, appetizers, beef and broccoli, spaghetti, sweet and sour chicken, pastas, salads, banana bread and other desserts. Lunch specials might include lasagna. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. (830) 597-2655. 500 East 4th Street, Camp Wood.  Reviews