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Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site

US Highway 90, Comstock Val Verde County, TX
800-792-1112
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Type: State Parks, Parks
Activities: Hiking, Camping
Description: Park with spectacular views and some quiet campsites.
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Dothan, Alabama
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Ancient pictographs and a neat limestone canyon. The rock pictographs are about 4000 years old (about the time Moses left Egypt). This is one of the largest walls of artwork I have ever seen. The only problem is the limited availability of the tours (twice per day)(used to be 3-4 per day). During the summer, they only offer a 10... More

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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Every time we head west to the Big Bend area, we stop at Seminole Canyon SP. We fell in love with this park the first time we stayed. Talk about solitude. There have only been 2 or 3 other campers in the park in the 3 times we have stayed here (Oct and July). We took the guided tour to... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

A really beautiful park. But I'm sorry to say so, the signing is not what I think it should be. And the information about the state park in the surrounding town, could also be better. No we where just passing through, and it's also my own fault that I didn't do more research about the place. Unfortunately for us, we... More

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Houston
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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

There are views of the ancient cliffsides of the Pecos (millions of years old), a view of cliffs in Mexico above the Rio Grande where the Pecos River flows into it. There is well-organized, dedicated path through local vegetation. There are a boat launch and picnic areas.

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Houston
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

On my way to Big Bend, I stopped and camped two nights here (Dec 13th-15th) in the primitive camping area. Attended two tours of the Fate Bell Shelter (the pictographs are amazing!), browsed the museum and gift shop, hiked, and enjoyed the solitude. To my surprise I was the only occupant of the primitive camping area (it's a bargain at... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We were headed from Del Rio to Fort Davis and went on 2 hikes in this park. The weather was warm down in the canyon. These hikes are not for the bone weary as there are chains to assist you pull yourself back up the path. The hike is close to vertical but is SO worth it. The guide was... More

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Ashby, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We really enjoyed seeing the Fate Bell shelter rock art in seminole canyon-- good hike and guide (you cant go by yourself but it is pretty informal-- check the website). The best part isnt even in the Canyon. Every Saturday the Rock Art Foundation conducts a tour-- exciting hike, they provide the walking sticks) to see the best Pecos Indian... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This park was a camping stop on the way out to the Big Bend area and I will definitely return. It was windy, so I wish I had a shorter tent but couldn't put a damper on the trip. The canyons are incredible and the hiking was a blast. The views were breathtaking and the mini museum in the visitors... More

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Austin, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Seminole Canyon is a bit out of the way even for most Texans, but it's well worth the drive. I decided to visit on a trip back to Austin from Fort Davis. The drive was a real pleasure and took me past the incredible Pecos High Water Bridge just west of the park. Spectacular! At the park, Itook the ranger... More

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Quebec City, Canada
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200 reviews 200 reviews
60 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Believe me, it was worth driving from Canada to see that. In this state park (which is by the Mexican border), there is not only worderful nature but also historical pictographes made my Native American about 10 000 years ago! We were so lucky because we arrived at the office at 3:15 p.m. I immediately asked about the pictographes and... More

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