EDRA TMTC

Location

Escondido Draw Recreational Area is located approximately 30 miles southwest of Ozona, TX. Area attractions include the Caverns of Sonora, Del Rio, the Big Bend, Fort Lancaster State Historic Park, and the Seminole Canyon State Park.


Hours of Operation

The park is currently open on a limited basis. Annual members may access the park at anytime unless a closed park event is scheduled or the park is closed for emergency reasons such as high fire danger. During the limited opening period, day use visitors may only access the park during scheduled work weekends. For specific date information, please watch the Upcoming Events page and the EDRA forum.


Property Description

EDRA is the Texas Motorized Trail Coalition's second property and was acquired in 2007. Its sister park is the 1,800 acre Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area near Gilmer in East Texas. EDRA is currently open on a limited basis as development of the trail systems and facilities continues. This beautiful 3,400 acre park is destined to become one of the premier off-highway parks in the United States. EDRA is one of the largest projects funded principally using the national Recreational Trails Program grant process.


Future Plans

EDRA's future amenities will include full shower and bath facilities, RV parking spaces with full hookups, primitive campsites, pavillions, and even rental cabins. Throughout the property is a well marked trail system utilizing unobtrusive trail signage.


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Associate Organizations

This scenic park is a shining example of what TMTC and its members and volunteers can accomplish. The TMTC has been recognized by such organizations as: and many regional and state organizations.


Surrounding Area - Ozona, Texas, Crockett County

In the wide open spaces of West Texas, you will find Crockett County. Crockett County has a unique history to share. It was named in 1875 to commemorate the illustrious David Crockett of Alamo fame. He was killed in battle March 5, 1836, 5 months short of 50 years after his birth in Tennessee. He never trod the soil nor beheld its beauty, but he is forever linked to the county that proudly bears his name.

Crockett County is the eighth largest of 254 counties in Texas and covers over 3,000 square miles of ruggedly beautiful west Texas. The one and only town within its boundaries is Ozona, which is known as "The Biggest Little Town in the World," with about 3,500 persons calling it "home". The town is unincorporated and, although being rather isolated from other towns, is quite independent. Ranching and oil/gas businesses keep the economy steady and school activities keep everyone involved.

Crockett County is proud of its heritage, and the Museum on the square shelters the artifacts and shares the stories of its inhabitants from 10,000 B.C. to present day. To the traveler, a stop at the Museum promises a new appreciation for this area of West Texas, as the stories are told about how E.M. Powell acquired a lot of acreage around present-day Ozona. He had surveyed a lot of West Texas and the State paid him in land. He came out to see what was his and found a tree--just a live-oak tree--and Ozona grew up around this tree which still stands. There's a lot more to this story and the Museum invites everyone to come in and hear all of it--and more. Visit 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Resource: Ozona Chamber of Commerce


Our Partners and Supporters

TMTC and Escondido Draw Recreation Area are grateful to the following business and organization for their continued support of our vision for offroad recreation in Texas. Please patronize and support these folks in return: