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Balmorhea State Park, Toyahvale

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#36 of 198 in Nature in Texas
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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 »
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  • It looked interesting as I passed by but couldn't stop in because they had plumbing problems. Sad, because I may not pass that way again. I drove on to Ft. Davis though, which was wonderful! I understand the camp grounds here are also closed. Call ahead or you may be sorry.
  • This is a must for families with kiddos. Swimming in a pool full of fish was just awesome. Water was as clear as it gets. You can see the bottom even from the top of the 20ft deep end. Do bring snorkeling equipment, kiddie floaties....and fins!. I recommend pool shoes, as the bottom can be slippery, specially on the kiddos side. Restrooms were clean, and concession stand was pretty decent. Visited late March, 90F outside. Water was a bit chilly, but very refreshing.
  • Very unique place built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. They have a sensually 3 different polls in one of the period the 1st is 3 to 4' deep, the 2nd 25' deep and the 3rd is 20' deep. Several diving boards multiple picnic tables showers changing rooms. Campground is closed you buy a sewer issues. If you want to swim you must show up early otherwise you have to wait for people to leave to get a parking spot. Definitely a must see while you're in the area
  • Excellent Oasis. Very nice facility. I can imagine it gets crowded in the summer. Bring goggles or a mask so you can see the bottom. You are swimming with fish. Definitely worth the drive
  • This is a small state park with small campsites. It does have a natural spring/pool but does not have much shade so bring along a canopy. I did not notice any grills and if they do have any, probably very few, so don't count on one being available. Noteworthy: no alcohol is allowed on the premises whatsoever!
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