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Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site

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Address: US Highway 90, Comstock Val Verde County, TX
Phone Number: 800-792-1112
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8:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:45 pm
Activities: Hiking, Camping
Description: Park with spectacular views and some quiet campsites.

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Natural, peaceful, wonderful

Outastanding scenery. Very nice relaxing park. Amazing canyons, guided tours only to petroglyphs. Tours are ok for novice hikers. This is not negative point but just a point... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Outastanding scenery. Very nice relaxing park. Amazing canyons, guided tours only to petroglyphs. Tours are ok for novice hikers. This is not negative point but just a point... the area is desert country so pretty much no shade trees at the campsites. I went in the spring so the climate was comfortable. I assume the summers can be pretty hot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We stopped here on the way to Big Bend National Park. The only way to see the petroglyphs is on the hour and a half guided tour. It was guided by an excellent Israeli volunteer. Camping was very nice with shower and bathroom facilities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Park was exactly as described by other reviews. Bathroom and shower facilities were just fine, our site (28) was quite and kind of off to its self. Pictographs are an amazing piece of history that must be seen and soon too as the humidity from the near by reservoir is wiping them clean off. As your viewing them your imagination... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I was amazed by the views. I think there address the trails. We took the Rio Grande trail and hiked with a dog. The cactus were in bloom. We were able to use a good camera and see the cave paintings. The Rio Grande was beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The views here are truly amazing. I could sit all day and just look out upon the horizon. Unfortunately every time I have visited I miss the cut off for the guided tour, so I have not been able to see the cave drawings or go inside the canyon. If you plan to come make sure you check tour times... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Fate Bell tour is not to be missed if you're going to be in the area. The pictographs are amazing and the tour is very informative and fascinating. The hike isn't very difficult. If you have balance issues then it probably would not be a good idea, but you don't have to be super fit to do the tour... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Combining your casuas hiking interest, great view, ancient stuffs & a laught... go & join the guided tour. You won't regret it. We went with Kevin & get all the information about the pictograph (which are amazing to look at) & more.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This park is really nice. It's small, with several hiking trails, the facilities are very clean & maintained, and the staff are great! The views from the camping area are wonderful.

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Coldspring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Even though we have a home nearby, we still love to camp at Seminole Canyon. Take a couple of days for this one. Really! The guided tour down to the petroglyphs is a strenuous walk for us old people, but it is certainly worthwhile. The paintings are fading at an accelerated rate, probably due to the increased humidity from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Camped here over Thanksgiving and had a great time. The park is remote, but if you're passing thru the area it's worth a stop. We have a large 8-man tent and were given site 6 (with electricity). They have designated "tent pads" built which are normally too small for our tent but the pads at this site were level with... More 

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