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LITTLE DRY FRIO CREEK. Little Dry Frio Creek, an intermittent spring-fed stream, rises just west of the Bandera county line in western Real County (at 29°47' N, 99°38' W) and runs southwest for 15½ miles, over a bed of limestone, gravel, and calcareous soil, winding down from the upper elevations of the divide separating the Frio Canyon from the Sabinal Canyon to the east, to its mouth on the Frio River, a mile north of the Real-Uvalde county line (at 29°38' N, 99°45' W). The surroundings are typical of the heavily dissected canyonlands of the Balcones Escarpment on the southern edge of the Edwards Plateau, forested with open stands of live oak, mesquite, and Ashe juniper.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"LITTLE DRY FRIO CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.