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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: Parks, State Parks, Cultural
Activities: Hiking, Camping
Owner description: Park with spectacular views and some quiet campsites.
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Type: Parks, State Parks, Cultural
Activities: Hiking, Camping
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:45 pm
Owner description: Park with spectacular views and some quiet campsites.
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San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Houston
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I'm working my way through all of the Texas State Parks, and so far I've camped at about 50% of them. Seminole Canyon was never high on my priority list, but we decided to make a stop there on the way to Big Bend and see the pictographs. WOW! Am I ever glad we made it to this park! It's... More 

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Dothan, Alabama
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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24 reviews 24 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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