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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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Park with spectacular views and some quiet campsites.

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What I can is I like the museum & the trails throughout the park. The scenery is nice. If you got the time you can take the guided tour into the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Brett S
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Sabinal, Texas
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Sabinal, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What I can is I like the museum & the trails throughout the park. The scenery is nice. If you got the time you can take the guided tour into the canyon. & check out the Indian paintings. They're always happy to answer any questions. Me I seem to never stop asking when I go. Picnic areas are nice. &... More 

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Saint Thomas, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We camped on site 1. It is a paved, level back in site. The covered patio is wonderful with a flagstone floor and an aluminum picnic table. The view is awe inspiring. The park is isolated but has WiFi. The staff is friendly and helpful. There is a tour of the rock canyon paintings (fee) and a museum on site.... More 

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Thank Pamela H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We camped in the park for 2 nights on our way across Texas. There is a lot of hiking, with well maintained trails and spectacular views of the canyon. The bathrooms were great, and the shower was one of the best I've had in a state park. The only challenges are that it's 45min from the closest town with stores... More 

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Thank Amanda T
Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great protected area with incredibly preserved pictographs/petroglyphs. The hike to the carvings take you though a canyon that connects with the Rio Grande River. There is a great interpretive center that educates you on the indians that lived in the area, the ranching industry as well as the Chinese workers that built a railroad through the area. There are... More 

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Thank Philip W
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We detoured in order to see this park and are glad we did. We had a knowledgeable guide and found that the hike down to the rock art was relatively easy. It was a beautiful day so the rock art really showed to advantage. I wasn't feeling well so we just did the guided hike - not any of the... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

They have a very good tour of the caverns where the pictographs are located. You can only see them by guided tour, but you will receive plenty of information about the area. It was only about an hour. There are plenty of other hiking trails you can do on your own as well. The windmill nature trail was a short,... More 

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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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Thank John M
Houston, Texas
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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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2 Thank 5unshines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

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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