Lobanillo Swales

Lobanillo Swales

The Lobanillo Swales are the largest concentration of physical remnants of El Camino Real de los Tejas that have been found anywhere in the United States. Composed of seven swales, measuring up to eighteen feet deep and twelve feet wide, archaeological surveys of the site have discovered over three centuries of artifacts, ranging from the Spanish Colonial period in the late 1700s to the American period in the early 1900s.

Owned by ELCAT, the Lobanillo Swales are located on TX Hwy 21 east of San Augustine in the pine forest of Sabine County, Texas.
ELCAT is a non-profit, 501 (C)(3) association that seeks to protect the historic integrity of the trail, to educate and engage the public about its significance, and to promote resource development, interpretation, and tourism along its path.

Here you can learn all about this historical site and walk the same path that lead to the founding of Texas!

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