At the junction of the Atascosa, Frio and Nueces rivers, Three Rivers is considered the ‘Gateway to Choke Canyon Reservoir’. The reservoir is where outdoor enthusiasts meet for fishing, fun, birding, water sports, or enjoying the wonderful wildlife so easily viewed. Fishing tournaments are held throughout the year and provide outstanding sport for the experienced or novice fishermen.Hunters appreciate the area for white tail deer, quail, white wing dove, wild turkey,
javelina and wild hog. There is no shortage of great places to eat in Three Rivers. Restaurants in the area provide full service meals, either table service or buffet style, with a variety of foods including Mexican, Barbecue and fast foods
from Pizza to Hamburgers. Anyone’s taste buds can be satisfied.Accommodations are ample also, with four motels with more than 100 rooms. They are the Best Western, the Regency, Executive Inn and Bass Inn. Additionally, Tips Park, operated by the city, provide travel trailer hookups under giant live oak trees beside the Frio River.
Choke Canyon State Park offers a variety of accommodations incuding travel trailer hookups and screened-in shelters.
A stroll around the town square will offer unique shopping opportunities with antiques, gift and collectibles, and a drug
store offering gift items. The historic Rialto Theater has been restored and reopened in the downtown area. The twin screen movie theater shows the latest in cinema fare at very reasonable prices.
In an area where celebrations, festivals, and fiestas are widespread, Three Rivers annual Salsa Festival, to be held on March 31, 2007, stands out as a ‘must attend’ event. An amateur salsa making contest featuring a $1000 cash awards to the winning contestants. Food and arts and crafts booths, country singers, tejano bands, mariachis and dancers all make this event a family affair.
You are invited to stop and visit, stay awhile and enjoy the many choices of family activies and fun available. For more information, contact the Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce at 888-600-3115 or visit their website at www.threeriverstx.org.
FYI: The first glass factory in Texas was established in Three Rivers. Made from quartzose sand mined in the area. The factory turned out glass bottles and jars. The plant was closed in 1938. Glass with the Three Rivers cipher is highly prized by collectors.