Connect with Nature

Waterwheel offers plenty of opportunities to connect with nature, but for the wildlife experts seeking adventure off the beaten path, San Antonio has hidden gems everywhere for those willing to look. Luckily for you, we have compiled the best of the best so you do not have to look too far from your front door. So get out there and appreciate the beauty of Alamo City.
Medina Lake
Just down the road you will find a fisherman's paradise at Medina Lake. Over five thousand acres of surface area hide the hundreds of fish, from Catfish to Largemouth Bass. Grab your tackle box and fishing gear for a quiet connection with nature and perhaps a dinner to boot.
Government Canyon State Natural Area
Government Canyon State Natural Area is a huge preservation that boasts over 40 miles of trails; with so much land, it is not surprising that there is something here for every member of the family. Be sure to check out the only known dinosaur tracks in Bexar county or perhaps you would rather seek out your next geocache or take a guided hike. All that and more await you at Government Canyon State Natural Area, just a ten minute drive away.
O. P. Schnabel Park
O. P. Schnabel Park has been a staple in the San Antonio community for years. San Antonio residents can register for fun programs and activities at the park or even rent the facility for themselves. This park has over 200 acres of land and is well-maintained according to the vision of its namesake, earning it the nickname "the cleanest little park in Texas." Drive on down to discover a little oasis in the city.