Balmorhea Campground

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About Balmorhea Campground

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Water, picnic tables and nearby restroom facilities are provided for all 34 of these Balmorhea State Park sites - but getting in a bit early might snag you a spot with electricity or even cable TV connection. You’ll have to bring the TV itself though. And the popcorn. Mostly open with limited privacy, some sites come with shade shelters but not all. However, all campers will be Read more...
Water, picnic tables and nearby restroom facilities are provided for all 34 of these Balmorhea State Park sites - but getting in a bit early might snag you a spot with electricity or even cable TV connection. You’ll have to bring the TV itself though. And the popcorn. Mostly open with limited privacy, some sites come with shade shelters but not all. However, all campers will be able to escape the arid heat by taking a plunge into the colossal 1.75 acre pool.
Fires are allowed
Potable water is available
Pets are allowed
  • Listing type: Public
  • No. of sites: 34
  • Phone: (432) 375-2370
  • Accessible by: Drive
  • Accommodation: Tent Only, Tent, Vehicles & RVs

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Hipcamper Texas

If you happen to find yourself traveling along I-10, this desert oasis is definitely worth the stop! With desert in the foreground, mountains in the background and a 25ft deep natural spring fed pool, you can't go wrong! The best time to visit the park is early in the morning when the park is first opening. There are less people and more time to explore the Springs. Don't forget to check out the visitor center and support Texas Parks and Wildlife :)

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Hipcamper michelle

Made a pit stop here on the way to NM, the water was clear and is exactly the color you see in the photos. Like coke glass. There was a few paths to wander and see the undeveloped part of the springs, but you don't stop here for the hiking! Great glimpses of nature, saw a HUGE turtle hanging out in the stream behind the hotel, the resident mascot perhaps? Great place to relax, swim, snorkel and scuba.

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Hipcamper Kierstin

One of my favorite places I've camped! The natural, spring-fed pool is unlike anything I've ever seen. Definitely give the diving board a-go, and goggles or a snorkel are helpful for fish-watching. We went in late February and the water was a refreshing 80 degrees or so which the water stays at year-round. Dogs must remain on-leash in the state park, but there is a nice walking trail along a stream that leads to a wildlife viewing area with a glass viewing area to see under the water as well. It's a super kid-friendly campground, avoid weekends if you like peace and quiet! Park rangers were very friendly and helpful.

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Hipcamper Chelsea

Not many trees but you could hang a hammock on the gazebo if you do the electric/water hookup campground. Not really any hiking, but the springs are SO fantastic, and if you're looking for a nearby daytrip there is Monahans Sand Dunes and Fort Davis Mountains relatively close!

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Park
Balmorhea State Park
State
Texas
Phone Number
(432) 375-2370
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
30.968° N, 103.753° W
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