Attractions Near Balmorhea State Park
Balmorhea State Park is located about 3 miles south of the city of Balmorhea, therefore a few attractions surround it. After exploring the park and vacationing at Balmorhea State Park cabins, here are places nearby that are worth visiting.
Located along the North American Central Flyway, this lake offers bird watching and fishing opportunities. You can obtain a fishing license at the Balmorhea State Park.
Situated in West Texas in the Davis Mountains, this observatory offers a wide range of futuristic instruments for spectroscopy and imaging, both optical and infrared.
Fort Davis National Historic Site
One of America's best preserved forts from the Western Frontier, Fort Davis National Historic Site is set on the raggedy beauty of the Davis Mountains. Here you will uncover the story of the Western Expansion as well as the history of the native people.
Best Family Activities in Balmorhea State Park
Considered one of the most distinctive places in Texas, the Balmorhea State Park offers a beautiful secluded place for family vacation. The park is not only home to a series of endangered fish, turtles and invertebrates but also one the world’s largest spring-fed swimming holes. Whether you decide to go for a day visit or vacation at the Balmorhea State Park hotels, you will never fall short of things to do with your family.
Cool off at the naturally spring-fed swimming pool
This 3.5 million US gallon freshwater swimming pool is situated on a 1.75-acre piece of land and is the main attraction at Balmorhea State Park making it the most visited state park. Fed by San Solomon Springs’ constant flow of 22 to 28 million gallons of water a day the swimming pool requires no chlorination. Bring your family for scuba diving or swimming as the fishes nibble at your feet.
Explore the park’s restored cienegas
The Balmorhea State Park Cienega Project has recreated a desert wetland within the park. It is home to a variety of endangered fish as well as other aquatic life and wildlife. Go and learn more about the cienega’s restoration efforts.
The park has a wide variety of picnic sites, a playground and a sports arena allowing visitors to enjoy an afternoon of fun, games and relaxation.
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