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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:45 pm
Activities: Hiking, Camping
Description: Park with spectacular views and some quiet campsites.

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Great hiking and view

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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San Antonio, Texas
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This fantastic spot is located 45 min outside of Del Rio and totally worth the trip. There is not much to do in Del Rio Tx so this was a must visit. They have two tours daily into the canyon during the fall, at 10 and 3. This is the only way to go into the canyon. The guide was... More 

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Brownsville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

If you are in the general area, you must stop and visit. The tour guide to the bottom of the canyon and into the Fate Bell Shelter to see the pictographs is worth it. Just make sure to take water and a camera. The view from within the Fate Bell Shelter outwards will make you wonder about the people that... More 

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Poteet, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Camped out at Seminole and although we slept in a tent we were not exactly "roughing" it. The campsite provides restrooms and showers, electricity and running water at campsite available. Recommend the Canyon Rim hike. Come prepared with sunscreen, bug repellent and plenty of drinking water.

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