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Balmorhea State Park, Toyahvale

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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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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  • This pool was not what I was expecting. There isn't really a shallow section for younger children and the cement bottom is SLICK! Put those aside, and this place is AMAZING! So unique and fun! Just be...  read more »
  • Crystal clear water. Not cold. Refreshing for sure. An oasis in the west Texas desert . Little fish all over. They nibbled on my toes. Definitely worth a stop if you are nearby. 
  • The Balmorhea State Park provides you with many options for lodging, from cabins to campsites for tents and RVs. Something for everyone! We chose to camp. And, although the weather was not cooperative...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Drove from El paso. Kind of not worth the drive. Staff would not let us park in the middle area even when there was open parking spots we were told they would give us a ticket.Not pet friendly.Might be better if they made the better parking.Waited almost 25 minutes to use the womans, restroom only had 2 stalls working. Seeing the fish was nice in the pool. The place is very crowed. I guess I should have expected this. I'd like to maybe revisit on a slow day one of these years but not anytime soon...
  • 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!
  • We liked the crowd in the pool they made it like a party type everyone chearing every time someone jumped from the board but...... The place was very dirty full of trash everywhere the pool water smell was kinda gross too get inn and swim