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Davis Mountains State Park

Park Road 3, P.O. Box 1458, Fort Davis, TX 79734
915-426-3337
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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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DFW,TX
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Easily one of the best Texas state parks I've been to and I've been to a lot of them. Sure the mountains probably have a lot to do with it and why not? This part of Texas should not be missed. Every outdoor activity you can imagine with the exception of anything involving a lake. Tons of wildlife and birds... More

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Bandera, Tc
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful state park, nestled in the mountains, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps back in the 30's. We stayed two nights at the end of a long road trip and enjoyed the quiet, and the hiking. The Indian Lodge architecture is worth the visit as well. We'll return!

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Dothan, Alabama
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Our grandchildren loved the trails and the animal life. We stayed in the campgrounds which were well maintained with clean restrooms and shower facilities. Scenery is exceptional desert hill country.

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San Angelo
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very disappointing the park no longer let's campers hang bird feeders. This is one of the main reasons we come to this park. There has been a bird viewing area built. Not happy with these new rules!

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stay at Indian Lodge at Ft. Davis State Park. The hotel and restaurant on site have been completely updated and are equal to a fine hotel and 1/3 of the price. Well worth the effort to book a room through the state reservation system. This is the gateway hotel to McDonald Observatory--only 13 miles away. The Observatory's Star Shows are... More

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Houston, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went to the observatory but didn't want to drive back. We love camping and nature so we chose to camp at the state park. The campsites were clean and well kept. We were able to drive to the top of a mountain for a scenic lookout, as well as hike to other gorgeous views. My son and I hiked... More

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Granbury, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The family loves hiking, sightseeing and geocaching. This state park has it all! Our daughter enjoyed the interpretive center, seeing the Indian Lodge, and the spectacular views. We will be back tomorrow to do it again on the way to the observatory!

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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

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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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