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Davis Mountains State Park

Park Road 3, P.O. Box 1458, Fort Davis, TX 79734
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Ranked #3 of 6 attractions in Fort Davis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Biking, Birdwatching
Traveler Description: Davis Mountains State Park is a great State Park in Texas.  The climate, terrain, flora and fauna are amazing! First, DMSP sits slightly above 5,000... more »
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Austin, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We camped there for a week and had great weather. The park staff has built a bird viewing area. Nice chance to see the residential and migratory birds. The visitor center also has a bird viewing area. Take the road going up the mountain and you will have great views and wildlife is abundant. Good trail system. Facilities were clean... More

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Granbury, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

other reviews tell it all. however one additional thing. stay up to about 2am and observe the incredible night sky. other being at sea in the navy and darkened ship I have never seen such a starry sky.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I was in the area and decided to stop by for a short day trip to check out the park. I will certainly go back for camping and more exploration. Park volunteer Jim directed me to the primitive area located near the park proper and a little known short trail (approximately .5 miles) loaded with a ton of birds and... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is probably my absolute favorite park in the Texas state park system. The park has updated two of its birding stations where one can see West Texas regulars which for many of us are not always seen. The trails offer fantastic views of the surrounding mountains and many possible wildlife sightings. On one of our hikes this year we... More

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

My husband and I like camping at this state park. It's close to a several attractions in the area; Fort Davis National Historic Site and McDonald Observatory. Staff is very friendly, hiking is nice and the scenery is beautiful. We took the Skyline Drive Trail from the state park into the national park and walked into town for lunch and... More

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Austin, Texas
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242 reviews 242 reviews
56 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Absolutely love this state park. Nothing negative to say. The air and the light seem different out here in the mountains…it is just beautiful! There are various hiking trails to choose from, one that you can take to visit the fort. Trails are rocky, but well marked and defined. The state park rangers are friendly and helpful. There are also... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

the kids are in the pool now making friends as is the hubby. Headed up the senic drive in a bit for the sun set. lan to visit the observatory in the morning then to the balmorhea spring! Plan two days here or sure. rooms are excellent

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Houston, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Nothing to dislike. Liked because it's clean, pretty, easy to navigate. Rangers are helpful and friendly. It's easy to access.

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Pensacola, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Excellent state park in the Davis Mountains. Outstanding opportunities for wildlife viewing, especially at two bird blinds. I added numerous western bird species to my life list in minutes. Javelina are fairly common visitors. Birds semi-tame at campsites. Campground has a flawed design where a roadway leading to the Scenic Drive above Fort Davis comes right through the first section... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The people working here are friendly and very knowledgeable. the nature programs and hiking are not to be missed. Spend a week here and give your family memories they will cherish for their entire lives.

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