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Balmorhea State Park, Toyahvale
(4.4/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Balmorhea State Park is a 46acre state park located on the San Solomon Springs in Reeves County, Texas, opened in 1968. The closest major town is Balmorhea, Texas. The park is open year round.FeaturesThe main feature of the park is the 1.75acre, 3.5e6USgal freshwater pool built around the springs. The spring has a constant flow of 22 to 28e6USgal a day so no chlorination is required. The water temperature ranges from 72to and up to deep. The pool is used for both swimming and scuba diving. Company 1856 of the Civilian Conservation Corps built the pool between 1936 and 1941. It was constructed as part of FDR's New Deal during the Great Depression as a way to open up jobs for people needing work. The Civilian Conservation Corps also built San Solomon Springs Courts, which rents rooms available for overnight stays. Camping and recreational vehicle sites are also available.The Balmorhea State Park Cienega Project recreated a desert wetland in the park. The cienega now serves as a habitat for endangered fish such as the Comanche Springs pupfish and Pecos gambusia as well as other aquatic life, birds and other animals.
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  • The afternoon we visited it was a 90 degree day at the end of October in Texas - and you can still really enjoy this natural springs swimming pool! The water is cold but refreshing! Brave husband jump...  more »
  • Beautiful State Park with cabins & camping for RV`s. Spaces are large with most having covered picnic tables. Cabin`s are beautifully decorated, but must book them a year in advance for summer time. T...  more »
  • This is a great stop for an afternoon or night. The spring is crystal clear. We brought our snorkeling gear but many people scuba dive or just swim or float on a tube or raft. The water was cool but n...  more »
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  • The best place to stop in Texas! Cool clear water, swim with fish and turtles. So relaxing. The best place I love to take my family.
  • It was fantastic! They keep dogs out so you don't have to put up with the mess and those people and the facilities are well maintained and clean. There's a great Mexican restaurant in Balmorhea. Ft. Davis, Marfa, Alpine, the Observatory are all close. There's a Wal-Mart in Pecos. The cabins are super nice.
  • Went here on a family road trip and we were not dissapointed!!! Everything was awesome. Water was cool and clear. Everyone had a blast!!!!
  • If ever you wanted an adventure mixed with relaxation....Balmorrhea is the perfect place. While swimming, your feet and legs are nibbled on by the little fishies that inhabit the water. Or if you're super adventurous bring your scuba gear and go diving into the 25 foot deep natural bottom. Either way, the water is a comfy 72 degrees, on a 100 plus degree Texas summer day
  • Really great refreshment in the desert. The water is awesome and there is lots of space for crowds. The facilities are seriously dated and in need of some upkeep though. Also, be aware that dogs are not allowed. It would be great if they also didn't allow smoking 🚬 in the pool area!