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Old Tunnel State Park, Fredericksburg

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  • Worth the detour between Fredericksburg and Kerrville along quaint and winding roads with evidence of the old railway alongside. The place was almost deserted during a mid morning visit which was good...  more »
  • The Mexican bats that make this old railroad tunnel their home live here by the thousands. We visited in December, and there were still a hundred or so bats wintering in the cave while the majority ha...  more »
  • We stopped at the Alamo Springs Cafe (next to the Old Tunnel State Park) for lunch and then took a walking tour of the park. Although the park is famous for its bats, we were there around 3 PM - so we...  more »
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  • This is the smallest state park in the system at only 16 acres, but it has a cool feature. If you get there around 5:30 you can get tickets to watch the bats coming out of the tunnel. Then you can head down the street for dinner before they come out. If you arrive too late you can still watch them from the higher level, but it's much harder to see the swarm. A guide came and talked to us about the bats before they came out and was very informative.
  • Smallest state park, however you can see around 3m bats here. Go prepared looking at weather. Best time to see is in August and September
  • Beautiful pace, try go in the morning to see the bats returning the tunnel. Its bit cold here so go prepared. Carry a binacular. While going in the evening, carry a flash. Best time is August/September.
  • The bat presentation at dusk was RAD! Seeing three million of those critters swarm like that was a downright magnificent sight to behold. The $5 fee for the close-up experience and volunteer presentation was way more than worth it.
  • We stopped on a whim, knowing very little about the park. The two park rangers (two gentlemen) were very nice to spend time talking to us about the bat flight and about the park itself. Sadly we were unable to stay long but what we saw of the location it was beautiful and hopefully we will make it back to see the bats.