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Fort Clark Springs, Brackettville

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#119 of 147 in Historic Sites in Texas
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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  • August 14, 2017
    Full facilities, beautiful scenery. Wildlife everywhere. Everything you can dream of doing, swimming, hiking, biking, golf, disk golf, dog park, golf carts, restaurant, bar, gun range, hotel, playhous...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    Arrived at 3:00 on a Sunday. Had reservations. Office was closed, got our key from the front gate security. Room was not ready....bed not made, towels on the floor. Tried calling front office, no answ...  more »
  • April 15, 2017
    Nice place but there could be more for family and kids to do. When it is warm enough the spring feed pool nice. Pretty interesting local history.  more »
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  • May 24, 2017
    I went here to see the historic fort and learn more about it. It had an amazing history. However, I discovered that their museum is only open for a few hours on Saturday afternoons and the historic buildings are used as private residences. This place neither honors its legacy or would be a nice place to live. It looked so cheap and disgraceful. I drove around the tennis courts and saw grass growing up through cracks in the concrete. Pathetic. Maybe they have a good swimming hole for locals. But, I wouldn't take my dog for a walk there. Here are a few photos as an attempt to honor its history. Very disappointing.
  • June 13, 2017
    We love the new restaurant there! Bon Ton Roulet Creekside Cafe!
  • April 20, 2017
    I'm not really the outdoorsy type, but Fort Clark Springs kind of comes off as kind of boring. This is probably a nice place if you've got a lot of kids who like to go swimming, but terribly unexciting for the city slicker type. Can't say I didn't give this place a try, though. It's quiet, relaxed, and probably the most happening thing in Brackettville, if such a concept could be conceived.
  • January 1, 2017
    Very friendly campground that let us camp in the RV park at tent rates. Very interesting historical setting with loads of beautiful buildings in the area. Great rec room with kitchen and seating. Excellent showers. Bear in mind that once you get to the entrance, the actual campground is 2 miles away.
  • February 25, 2017
    We have been coming since our children were young. We have had family functions, of more than 50 in attendance. There is always something for the adults and children to do! The open area allows time to sit outside and spend quality time wirh family under the stars. The staff is awesome can't find better customer service with a smile!

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