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Fort Clark Springs

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· Brackettville, Kinney, Texas
2700 acres hosted by Fort Clark S.
11 tent sites
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Fort Clark began as a US Army Post in 1852; built beside the Las Moras Springs, to defend settlers along the Pecos Trail.  In service until 1947, Fort Clark was a cavalry fort and home of the famed Black Seminole Indian Scouts; as well as every historic Buffalo Soldier regiment in the US Army.  During WWII, it was headquarters for the 2nd Cavalry Division and it housed more than 3000 German POWs.  The old Army Guardhouse is now a museum.  MOVIE BUFFS:  Movies filmed on the fort and in the surrounding area include:  The Alamo (John Wayne), Lonesome Dove, Streets of Laredo, The Good Old Boys, Barbarossa, Arrowhead & more! Fort Clark Springs is now a 2700 acre leisure living community bordering US Hwy 90 at Brackettville, Texas; approximately 140 miles due west of San Antonio, Texas. The Fort sits at the head of the Las Moras Spring which has been generating millions of gallons of pure, cold sparkling water for over 12,000 years.  It also sits on a portion of the Great Comanche War Trail between Naciamento, Mexico and Oklahoma.  The spring has always been a lifeline for a multitude of cultures and wildlife.  Some of these include a number of different tribes, buffalo, deep antelope and large herds of native mustangs.   The spring forms a stunning little valley and creates a natural habitat that allows native semi-tropical vendure and the finest specimens of Live Oak, Pecans and White Oak trees to flourish.  Today, it also home to large herds of axis and whitetail deer, turkey, javelinas, feral hogs and is a birders' paradise as well; as it sits on the western migratory bird path. Learn more about this land: Pitch your tent along the Las Moras Creek under 150+ year old oak trees - exactly where the famed Black Seminole Indian Scouts lived and rode with the US Cavalry; defending settlers and travelers from Comanche along the Pecos Trail.  Explore Fort Clark - home to every historic buffalo soldier regiment in the US Army, the Black Seminole Indian Scouts; as well as almost every US cavalry regiment.  After almost 100 years in service, the army post closed (1852 - 1947) and was eventually rehabilitated into a 2700 acre leisure living community, at the edge of West Texas.  Historical markers dot the 21+ miles of hiking/biking trails on the Fort. The original US Army Guardhouse is now a museum; and along with the largest privately owned historic district west of the Mississippi River, it awaits your exploration.  6 State Parks/National Recreation Areas - all within an hour drive - also await you.  Visit the millions of freetail bats at Kickapoo Caverns, the wilds of the Pecos River and Seminole Canyon, tube the Frio River, bass fish at Lake Amistad, explore 21+ miles of hiking trails on the Fort, or just relax by the 3rd largest spring-fed pool in Texas.  (68 degrees year round).   NOTE:  Over 100 movies/TV shows/music videos have been filmed on the fort and in Kinney County including:  The Alamo (John Wayne) , Arrowhead, Two Rode Together, Bandelero, The Good Old Boys and Bad Girls.  Campsites are named after movies made here and in Kinney County. Although located directly next to the RV Park, the campground is separate, with its own bathhouse and has its own vibe of quiet peacefulness.  Axis and whitetail deer walk and graze through the campground year round, as well as large turkey flocks.  Picnic tables, fire rings and shower rooms are also available. Campers may fish the Las Moras Creek (catch & release) with no license needed.  Tent camping here at Fort Clark is very relaxed with large unstructured campsites and a very peaceful relaxed feel to the entire campground.Pitch your tent along the Las Moras Creek under 150+ year old oak trees - exactly where the famed Black Seminole Indian Scouts lived and rode with the US Cavalry; defending settlers and travelers from Comanche along the Pecos Trail.  Explore Fort Clark - home to every historic buffalo soldier regiment in the US Army, the Black Seminole Indian Scouts; as well as almost every US cavalry regiment.  After almost 100 years in service, the army post closed (1852 - 1947) and was eventually rehabilitated into a 2700 acre leisure living community, at the edge of West Texas.  Historical markers dot the 21+ miles of hiking/biking trails on the Fort. The original US Army Guardhouse is now a museum; and along with the largest privately owned historic district west of the Mississippi River, it awaits your exploration.  6 State Parks/National Recreation Areas - all within an hour drive - also await you.  Visit the millions of freetail bats at Kickapoo Caverns, the wilds of the Pecos River and Seminole Canyon, tube the Frio River, bass fish at Lake Amistad, explore 21+ miles of hiking trails on the Fort, or just relax by the 3rd largest spring-fed pool in Texas.  (68 degrees year round).   NOTE:  Over 100 movies/TV shows/music videos have been filmed on the fort and in Kinney County including:  The Alamo (John Wayne) , Arrowhead, Two Rode Together, Bandelero, The Good Old Boys and Bad Girls.  Campsites are named after movies made here and in Kinney County. Although located directly next to the RV Park, the campground is separate, with its own bathhouse and has its own vibe of quiet peacefulness.  Axis and whitetail deer walk and graze through the campground year round, as well as large turkey flocks.  Picnic tables, fire rings and shower rooms are also available. Campers may fish the Las Moras Creek (catch & release) with no license needed.  Tent camping here at Fort Clark is very relaxed with large unstructured campsites and a very peaceful relaxed feel to the entire campground.
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Matthew P.recommends
May 15, 2024
Texas Sunset at Comanche Park
I stayed here on the Monday after Mother's Day. I was the only camper in Comanche Tent Camp Area. It was quiet, it was dark, not a lot of light. The front gate attendant didn't have any record or reservation for a tent check in when I arrived. They made a quick phone call and then gave a packet and let me in. she told me if I didn't like the spot I had been assigned, I could move and stay wherever I wanted as there were a lot of open sites. I arrived around 4:30pm so the RV Campground check in had already closed. The only real negative was that the bathroom/shower in the Comanche tent camp area was locked, which forced me to walk down to the RV Campground and use the facilities there. I would stay here again if my travel required an overnight in the area.
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Steven B.recommends
April 12, 2024
Texas Sunset at Comanche Park
We enjoyed our tent site under the oaks and mesquites . Our host was very accommodating, and helpful. The best part is use of the 3rd largest spring fed pool, a very pleasant way to spend a hot spring afternoon. We will return.
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Angela T.
March 18, 2024
Texas Sunset at Comanche Park
Campfires yes or no?
We made a last minute booking due to weather at our other camp site and headed south instead. There were no fire rings at any of the campsites, and though many sites had grills the one we were assigned to did not. Most of the other sites were empty so we ended up moving and made it work for the night, but ended up heading out a day early for our next destination.
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Calvin B.recommends
March 15, 2024
Texas Sunset at Comanche Park
Fort Clark was a lovely place to visit! People were nice, especially Miss Pat I spoke to at the gift shop, but information on the place is lacking and outdated. The actual camping part went amazingly, and the spring pool was great, but the "tourist" parts are only open Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm which was not stated on their website. Other than not being able to see the museum or art studio, It's a great place for camping!
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Mary B.recommends
February 20, 2024
Texas Sunset at Comanche Park
We liked our stay at Fort Clark; the staff was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again. We were assigned the campsite for tenting for our sprinter van, but the space did not work for us because of the very low branches on the trees; we could park in a site near the office, which worked out great. The history of the park is quite interesting; exploring the area was fun,
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Lauren C.recommends
April 15, 2023
Texas Sunset at Comanche Park
Locals are friendly, if you’re a naturalist this is a beautiful place to be! If you’re looking for a place to make noise and party, go elsewhere. This place deserves to be protected.
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Brackettville, Kinney, Texas, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Jumanos, Coahuiltecan, Ndé Kónitsąąíí Gokíyaa (Lipan Apache), Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo), and Mascogo First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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