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.Using our custom trip planner, Toyahvale attractions like Balmorhea State Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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This place is absolutely amazing! The natural spring pool is so clean and you can enjoy lots of fish and vegetation. The temperature is supposed to be between 76-78 degrees and it feels quite comforta... more »
I LOVE YOU, BALMORHEA. Swimming here should be on every Texan's bucket list! So when you're swimming in Balmorhea State Park, you're swimming in San Solomon Springs. The water is crisp and chilly and ... more »
This was a planned stop during our road trip but unfortunately when we arrived the park was closed, even though the hours on the sign stated that they should have been open. more »
This park was awesome to experience! I highly recommend to come near at opening time though, especially if you are going during the weekend, to enjoy the pool as long as you'd like. They do have food and drinks for you to buy there, but it's a bit pricey and there are no nearby restaurants. So I also highly recommend to bring your own food to cook. Best time to go would be a weekday if you can because there aren't a lot of people, but should you choose the weekend, plan ahead of time and expect a lot of people. The only disappointment I experienced was that the water wasn't as "clear" as I had hoped it would be like how it was described on their website... hence, why I gave a rating of 4 stars.
This is an oasis in the desert!!! This place is awesome! This is a natural spring turned swimming pool. While you're swimming you'll have tiny fish all around you. Look a little deeper and you see turtles and big fish if you're lucky! The temperature is always perfect and it's a great way to forget how boring West Texas can be.
Never been outdoor swimming in the winter? Pssshhht! Visit Balmorhea State Park and swim with the fishes... LITERALLY! The water is about 72 degrees (in winter, when the air is 42 degrees!) and it feel great... half of our group (yours truly included) was a little skittish about getting into the water... but once you take the proverbial plunge, it's actually not that bad... just be careful of the slippery bottom... if you are just swimming and don't have to put your feet down, you don't have to worry about a thing! The catfish, turtles and other natives of the natural spring-fed pool will keep you company. Feeling adventurous? Take the plunge (from the diving boards)! Make a splash! And come back and tell us all about it ;-)
State Park located in the Trans-Pecos region west of Fort Stockton. Accessible from I-10 via TX 17 through Balmorhea. Built around a massive 1 and 1/2 acre natural spring-fed swimming pool, the park offers swimming, scuba diving, picnic areas, camp sites of various types, and motel-style lodging. Massive crowds during good weather have lead to strict limits on the number of daily visitors, and large-scale renovations of the lodge area further limit accessibility. Public lands with campsites are few and far between in the part of the Trans-Pecos, so good planning is a must.
I have gone here when I was a little girl. Now I go with my girls and my new grand daughter. It's magical and so relaxing. I always stop by when I drive from Austin to El Paso! They have New cabins now. Check it out!
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