San Saba County

Colorado River Trail

San Saba is known as the pecan capital of the world, largely because the Colorado River and its tributary, the San Saba River, create a rich land where natural pecan groves flourish. Visitors can buy freshly baked pies, cakes and candy at local businesses.

Featured attractions

  • Colorado Bend State Park
    The park's 5,000 acres feature six miles of scenic Colorado River frontage, two spring-fed creeks, swimming holes and rocky canyons.
  • San Saba Bike Trails
    Experience clean air, less traveled roads, wildlife, beautiful scenery and historic sites while​ enjoying a bicycle ride on one of San Saba County's bike trails. Choose routes ranging from seven to 80 miles throughout the county.
  • Five Mile Hill
    Comanche Indians used this hill to send messages over long distances. Smoke signals were used to confuse enemies, send news and gather or disperse tribes. A picnic area, scenic overlook and historical marker are on the hill. Located east of San Saba on the north side of U.S. Highway 190.
  • Mill Pond Park
    Just beyond the courthouse square in San Saba is 71 acres of shady parkland that includes a spring-fed lake with a waterfall, campgrounds, nature trails and other amenities. The Saba County Museum, also located in Mill Pond Park, houses two 100-year-old log cabins, and items from Texas ranch life at the turn of the 20th century. Also on the grounds is the San Saba Civic Center, offering meeting rooms, an auditorium and kitchen facilities. Contact the Civic Center at (915) 372-5440 for more information.
  • Wedding Oak
    This impressive 400-year-old oak is listed in "Famous Trees of Texas" and is an extremely popular spot for weddings in San Saba.
  • Regency Bridge
    The Regency Bridge was the area's first bridge over the Colorado River. It has been rebuilt twice, and is one of the last remaining suspension bridges in Texas. It has just one lane and a timber floor.
  • First United Methodist Church
    The First United Methodist Church of San Saba was organized in 1856 in an area so wild that the church gave the missionary a revolver. On this site, the first frame church was built in 1882. The present building, built in 1914, is made of San Saba marble and said to be the only all-marble Methodist Church in the United States.

​Connect with the Colorado River Trail

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Planning a trip to the Highland Lakes? See LCRA Parks.

Did you know?

The first explorers in San Saba County were Spaniards in 1732.

Major festivals

San Saba Chamber of Commerce has more details on the following festivals:

  • Rotary Cow Camp Cook-off, June
  • San Saba County Pecan Festival & Rodeo, Parade and Dance, June
  • Hunters' Welcome, October 
  • Christmas on the Square, December