Vanderpool is a small unincorporated community in Bandera County in the U.S. state of Texas, in the Texas Hill Country, which is part of the Edwards Plateau. It lies 30 miles (48 km) west of Bandera. Hunting, ranching and tourismare chief contributors to the regional economy. Vanderpool had a population of 22 in 1990. It is considered part of theSan Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area. The area zip code is 78885. The town is named after the first postmaster, L.B. Vanderpool.
The Utopia Independent School District serves area students.
Vanderpool is home to the Lone Star Motorcycle Museum, which features over 50 classic motorcycles from 1910 to the modern era. Lost Maples is located a few miles north of town.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Vanderpool has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.