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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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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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189 reviews 189 reviews
57 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 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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Baku
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We took a tour of Seminole, Kickapoo and Sonora Caverns on a long weekend in May. Seminole was amazing for its scenery. Park fee is just $3 per person - a bargain. The Fate Bell tour of the pictographs (rock paintings) was also reasonable and a lot of fun. We also did the 6 mile hike around the canyon rim... More

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