Love the natural spring pool. It was our first time coming after renovation and it’s still beautiful. I bought a online day pass for between 8am-3pm and it was great. The weather was 100 degrees and the water was nice cold. The whole family enjoyed. I would definitely be back, worth the 8hr drive from Houston.
closed for renovation, took my PADI scuba certification here. Great hot springs 30 ft down
West Texas can seem like a whole lot of nothing but it has some must-see stops for travelers. The San Solomon Springs are one of the coolest things I have ever seen! The clear, beautiful water, plus the amazing array of birds and nature make for a wonderful trip. The pool is completely clear all the way to the bottom and little harmless fish swim all around you which is so fun for kids. Some of the areas in the pool are a whopping 27 feet deep!
It is only $7 to get in which is great even if your just going to swim with the family. We have a Texas state park pass so our entry fee was free and the camping rates were $15 a night. They have picnic tables and grills which make for a fun summer family cookout! They also have a little motel, group hall, and group sites as well. The facilities were well maintained with pretty decent showers. Also a playground for little kids!
If you are looking to hike, there are not any trails which I found a little disappointing, but just 30 miles away is Fort Davis State park which has a great variety of trails! This park is mainly for just swimming and soaking up that Texas sun! Don't go expecting to do anything more than just relaxing. Also remember you are in the desert, so there isn't a whole lot of shade around.
When swimming especially with kids, there is a shallow area which is nice (bring floats). Also bring water shoes if algae freaks you out, it is everywhere and along the bottom of the pool. Sunscreen and bug spray are a must or you will get eaten by mosquitoes. This park is dog friendly, but be aware the dogs cannot go into the building or the pool area!
Perfect place to cool off in the Texas heat! Remember to reserve way in advance because there are limited sites and they fill so so fast! We reserved 6 months in advance and still didn't have may options on the sites!
Absolutely love love love this place. It's one of my favorites. Great view of the sky so if you are a star lover you will love this place. Lots of wild life around and beautiful sunrises/sunsets. You are a little snug next to each other at the campsites and there's not much to hiking trails but it's totally worth the trip. They also have a somewhat man-made natural spring water lake that you can swim in and scuba dive in and it's absolutely beautiful and lots of fun. They have fish in there that you can swim with and if you have goggles on you can see the gorgeous underwater plants they have in the pool.
you can stay at the park in their suites, or hook up campers/rvs.. Park is beautiful and great for kids.
wetlands area and small creek circling the property were a hit with the kids!
short drive to the lake where there is great fishing, large enough to allow small boats.
This gem is an oasis in the West Texas desert. Reservations go pretty fast so book ahead of time. The spring has a shallow and deep end with a high dive. It’s also a site that is used for diving certifications.
I have lived in Texas 50 yrs and had never been to West Texas…Mind BLOWN!!! We went in January and, while cold the first part of the week…17 degrees…being Texas, it was 80 by Friday…lol! The spring stays between 73-76 year round! My Husband even braved the cold and jumped in…Although, he claims the water was not that warm..LOL! The campgrounds had elec/H20 sites, covered picnic areas and nice grills. AND WARM SHOWERS!!!. And the most AMAZING SUNSETS I've ever seen!!! The pool is crystal clear and about 25 ft deep and the toe nibbling fish are cool too! I Highly recommend you look this place up, however, I saw that it's closed until March of 2019 for repairs to the pool itself and the campgrounds….BUMMER!
A beautiful state park located on the western side of Texas. During the Conservation Corp era, this state park was established on an artisian, limestone spring where 28 million gallons of water flow from each day. The CCC built a beautiful spring fed swimming pool for the public to enjoy and so that a native fish population could be preserved. The pool was constructed with a shallow end depth of 3ft. and as it progresses, the depth reaches 30 ft. Perfect for the fish to live in harmony with people swimming, and great of you are a scuba enthusiast and want to take a guided dive. The water is full of refreshing minerals and for a minimal entrance fee, you and your loved ones can enjoy the spa like experience of Balmorhea. The staff was friendly, knowledgable and take great care of this park. The grounds were clean, the camping was exquisite and I long for a return trip to this gemstone in our nation's park system.
Great Lake to swim with the fish. It also has a diving board
Stayed for the day! Very Small Park with a huge natural pool! has two wetland areas with species that are found only there! Had a blast!