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Leakey is a small town located in scenic Real County in south-central Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 425 residents. The town is named for pioneer John H. Leakey who came from Tennessee and was one of the first settlers in the area. Leakey's economy depends heavily on tourism due to the proximity to the Frio River and Garner State Park. The town is nestled in a hilly area of the state, sometimes called "The Swiss Alps of Texas." Elevations range from 1,500 to 2,400 feet. Deep canyons in the region are cut by the Frio and Nueces Rivers. The Frio River offers everything from whitewater rapids to tubing, swimming, and fishing. Other things to do in the area include horseback riding, birding, mountain biking, and scenic drives along the mountain roads and scenic back roads. There are many towns near Leakey to explore, and the big city of San Antonio is about an hour and half drive. Lodging in Leakey includes a lodge, cabins and vacation rental homes. Nearby attractions include Garner State Park, the Lost Maples State Natural Area, and Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area.

Surrounding areas: Concan, Texas (16.4 mi), Hunt, Texas (34.7 mi), Uvalde, Texas (35.9 mi), Ingram, Texas (39.4 mi)

Leakey Vacation Rentals

Leakey Hotels and Resorts

Leakey Weather & Climate

Southwestern Texas Hill Country is on the edge of the humid subtropical climate zone. Summers are hot and humid and winters are cool. The region has many rivers and hills and the vegetation is both deciduous and coniferous at the greater elevations. Average annul rainfall in southwestern Texas is up to 48 inches (1,200 mm). Flooding is common near rivers and in low lying areas. The wettest months of the year are April and May. Snow is extremely rare in this region. There are basically just the two seasons; summer and winter. Cold, dry air from the Great Plains moves into the area in the wintertime. Tornadoes are possible, but not as common as in other areas of the state.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 59°F 30°F 1.08 in. -
February 63°F 34°F 1.44 in. -
March 70°F 42°F 1.82 in. -
April 77°F 50°F 2.13 in. -
May 82°F 60°F 3.33 in. -
June 88°F 66°F 3.33 in. -
July 91°F 68°F 2.10 in. -
August 90°F 67°F 2.84 in. -
September 86°F 61°F 3.12 in. -
October 77°F 50°F 3.72 in. -
November 67°F 40°F 1.96 in. -
December 60°F 32°F 1.15 in. -

Leakey Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Garner Field (UVA) located about 35 miles south of Leakey in Uvalde, Texas, the Hondo Municipal airport (HDO) located approximately 43 miles southeast of Leakey in Hondo, Texas, Kerrville Municipal Louis Schreiner Field (ERV) located roughly 43 miles east of Leakey in Kerrville, Texas, the Kimble County airport (JCT) located around 54 miles north of Leakey in Junction, Texas, the Gillespie County airport (T82) located about 62 miles northeast of Leakey in Fredericksburg, Texas, Mc Kinley Field (T30) located approximately 73 miles southeast of Leakey in Pearsall, Texas, the Del Rio International airport (DRT) located roughly 74 miles west of Leakey in Del Rio, Texas, and finally the Maverick County Meml International airport (5T9) located around 75 miles southwest of Leakey in Eagle Pass, Texas.

Leakey Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Kiddie Park Of San AntonioSan AntonioTX79.1 mi.
SeaWorld San AntonioSan AntonioTX79.1 mi.
Six Flags Fiesta TexasSan AntonioTX79.1 mi.
Water Parks
Splashdown San AntonioSan AntonioTX79.1 mi.
Schlitterbahn Waterpark ResortNew BraunfelsTX98.3 mi.
State Parks
Garner State ParkTX10.5 mi. 
Zoos and Aquariums
San Antonio Zoological Gardens and AquariumSan AntonioTX79.1 mi.
Sea World of San AntonioSan AntonioTX79.1 mi.

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