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Fort Clark Springs, Brackettville

(4.3/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
Fort Clark Springs is a 2700 acre gated resort bordering US Highway 90 in Brackettville, Texas. Permanent residents, Winter Texans, and visitors from all over the world embrace the historical significance and natural beauty surrounding this unique place. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Fort Clark was a U.S. Military Fort in operation for almost 100 years, from 1852 to shortly after WWII. Fort Clark Springs is located between the Balcones Escarpment and the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley, and is nourished by the Las Moras Springs. The unique eco logical attributes create an oasis in South Texas which has become an inviting place to visit or to call home, amongst diverse wildlife and has several amenities such as a Historic Buildings, Museum, Restaurant, Motel, RV Park, Golf Course, Bird Sanctuary, Hiking Trails, and Spring fed pool. The Fort Clark Springs Association has developed a peaceful, secure place to live and relax while carefully preserving a prominent place in the history of the United States.
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  • We spent the weekend at the hotel although the hotel is outdated and carpets stink. We weren't inside nearly enough to care. We went on nature walks and bath in the spring pools. Definetly a sweet spo...  more »
  • We made reservations for the RV park here. It is awful!!!! The whole place is rundown. Broken glass windows out of the old fort buildings. The RV park is way in the back and it was horrible! I cannot ...  more »
  • Great place to visit stayed In historical 1800 limestone build watched deer birds. Golfed swam in spring feed pool. Great place  more »
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  • A great historical location to visit, talk to Phil at the museum, he is very knowledgeable about the fort's history. General George Patton was here as well as John Wayne. There is also an RV park on the premises and some great walking trails. Dog friendly, beware of cactus spines and sand spurs though.
  • If I could give this place negative stars, I would. The motel is disgusting. Idk when was the last time the carpets were vacuumed, AC is a joke, and there was literally urine stains on the bathroom walls. Bed sets were cheap, stained mattresses covered in the lowest quality bedding, that was torn and stained. The fancy armoire and vanity did not cover the fact that this place is a royal turd. The grounds are beautiful and the pictures online had me so excited. I guess the low price should have been a red flag. I knew when I had to jar the door open with my shoulder we were in trouble, and the disgusting smell that came out of the room confirmed that sinking feeling. I literally sat down and cried when I realized the scope of the delapidation. We are actually cutting our much anticipated vacation short and going home because we are so disappointed.
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  • A great historical place to stay! Quiet and serene. Great Texas History, US History, and even Movie Histoy...John Wayne's the Alamo.
  • There wasn't a lot to tell you about it, except for the historic signs. It is a lot to see however, not exactly as pictured in the brochure they gave us.