James Kiehl River Bend Park is a serene 25-acre natural area with grassland, woodland, and riparian habitats. 1,634 feet of Guadalupe River frontage provides access to the riv er for fishing, paddling, swimming, and relaxing.
Learn about Army Spc. James Kiehl in the James M. Kiehl Memorial Grove. The grove features a Texas sandstone monument to James and Kendall County servicemen and women, James’ story, and benches and picnic tables under the shade of native pecan trees. This area is ADA approved, including an accessible picnic table.
Walk along the 1.5 miles of multi-use trails for fun, exercise, and nature study. Experience The Pecan Loop, The Prairie Loop, and the River Loop which leads down to the lower terrace and along the river’s edge where awesome bald cypress trees shade the path.
JKRB is a preferred birding destination in the Hill Country. Birding groups from Kendall, Kerr, Gillespie, and Bexar counties hold bird walks at the park. KCPP and Hill Country Chapter Master Naturalists conduct a monthly bird and wildlife census.
No Potable Water – Don’t forget to bring water for you and your dog. Conventional and ADA accessible latrines provided.