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Big Spring State Park is a small park with a big scenic overlook of the town of Big Spring, Texas. There is no fee to enter the park.
This park sits on the top of a small mountain in the middle of the town of Big Spring. If you need food or supplies there are grocery stores in the nearby town of Big Spring. Once you enter the park there are various hiking and biking trails. There are picnic areas and restrooms.
Perhaps the main attraction of this park is the scenic overlook of the town and the surrounding valley. There is a indoor/outdoor building structure that may be reserved for events. Next to the building structure is a playground. Many of the playground structures looked kind of old.
From what I could gather there are plans to renovate the park. There was also a sign that there was no overnight camping at the park. There were spaces that looked like campsites, but overnight camping was not allowed. Much of the infrastructure appeared old and in need of renovation. Hopefully the park will be renovated and open for camping in the future.
Go for the view, but go somewhere else for camping. To the east of Big Springs there are parks with camping at Lake Colorado City State Park and still further east there is Abilene State Park.
This place was so beautiful! Wildflowers everywhere, birds, ground squirrels. Very well maintained and clean. We rented 2 cabins and they were very well kept. Lots of trails to walk going down to the water. A nice swimming beach. Everything was just perfect! Amazing weekend getaway!
This was a one night stop on a trip to Arizona that was one of the nicest spots on the trip. There are 3 camping loops. We were alone in our loop, and there was one other camper in the other loop we could see. Dark and quiet, except for the coyotes st night. There is prickly pear cactus everywhere, so you can’t go off into the Woods. The lake looked very nice, but we didn’t get to explore it. After dinner we were treated to a full rainbow, which made the place memorable.
The state park has several camp sites, cabins also. Sites range from water only to water and electric. The campground was quiet and isolated, it may not feel this way in the summer of it gets crowded. Many of the camp pads have an awning and picnic table, several are lakefront (although the lake is very low), all are flat. There is a restroom with showers, fishing pier, and playground. Trail access is easy and the short trail is very well marked and worth the trek. The roadrunner loop is poorly marked and clearly not well maintained or used.