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.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
34 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Take a dive into the world’s largest spring-fed swimming pool! More than 15 million gallons of water flow through the pool ever...Read more

Wildlife watching

Built in the 1930’s, Balmorhea State Park is a great place to enjoy wildlife watching. Explore the restored cienegas (desert we...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Balmorhea Campground.

Hot spring
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Hipcamper Texas
Texas V.
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 21st, 2015

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 :)

Balmorhea CampgroundDon't forget to support Texas Parks and Wildlife by purchasing a patch or other great camp souvenirs! Best little desert oasis!  If you happen to find yourself traveling along I-10, this state park is definitely worth the stop.  Balmorhea Campground
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Matthew P.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
April 3rd, 2017

Bring your snorkel.

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Michelle F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 19th, 2017

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.

Yes, the water is really that color. Be sure to check this part of the park out, fish and birds and critters like to hang out here. Balmorhea CampgroundThis photo was taken over Thanksgiving weekend, a bit chilled but still swimable!
Hipcamper Kierstin
Kierstin W.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 31st, 2017

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.

Dog's loved camping here!Natural spring fed pool, complete with ducks and fish. Sunset in Balmorhea.Poolside yoga. Great alcoves to hang out in.
Hipcamper Chelsea
Chelsea S.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2017

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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Rebecca C.
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October 22nd, 2019

Closed until Spring 2020

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Balmorhea State Park
United States
Phone Number
(432) 375-2370
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30.968° N, 103.753° W
Tent / RV / Trailer: 28 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
Tent / Van: 6 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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