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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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Houston, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This park is a true West Texas gem. The trails are in excellent condition for hiking, numerous campsite options (full hook-up or electric & water only). Some aren't well-shaded but many are. There is more than 10 miles of trails to hike and the backpacking/primitive trail provides spectacular vistas as do the trails in the rest of the park. There... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Either way, this park is a very nice State park! One of the best. When we camped here, the showers and bathrooms were kept pretty clean. Campsites are very well maintained and you're not too close to your neighbors. The staff is nice and informative. The new bird blinds are a must for any birder or photographer! Highly recommend anyone... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We loved Indian Lodge and the entire park. The Lodge was great, and in a convenient location to drive into Ft. Davis, the scenic loop, McDonald Observatory, and a quick trip to Marfa for dinner and out to try to see the Marfa lights. The park was well kept and all employees we encountered were extremely nice and helpful.

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San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Travel the back roads, wilderness loop (49 miles) to see a slice of Texas that is unbelievable. Tall Mountains, Wind swept plains, deep valley vistas.

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longview, tx
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stayed here when we went to McDonald Observatory. We geocached, ran, hiked, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The nights are cool and the stars are spectacular. The restaurant is delicious. Their portions are large and the prices are reasonable. The restrooms are clean and the park is well-maintained. We tried to visit the nature center, but it was not open... More

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Tiki Island, TX
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I am a birder, and this is the place to go to look for western birds and other fauna. They have two blinds that are great for taking pictures from. The rangers are nice and very helpful.

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Midland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the park in our travel trailer. It was quiet and peaceful even on a holiday weekend. Restrooms and showers are kept clean and stocked. All hookups available and dump station provided. Trails are awesome and available for hiking, equestrian, and mountain biking. Many beautiful views await with an incredible array of wildlife and plant species. Hotel accommodations... More

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DFW,TX
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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
15 helpful votes 15 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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