Through experience, we know how much rain it takes to create a rise in the river. We also have a river monitoring system that notifies us if the river begins to rise at the headwaters (Blue Hole).
All of the campers (and cabins) are well above flood plains. No camp buildings or cabins have ever flooded, and we make sure the campers are kept out of the river at a safe distance.
If we experience a rise in the river, we shut off all traffic in the river, and the roads are chained closed. This doesn’t happen very often, and the waters recede very quickly because we are so close to the headwaters of the Frio. Typically, River Road reopens to traffic after just a few hours.
During extreme weather events, we direct people to our Canyon Alert page.