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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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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Midlothian
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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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
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6 helpful votes 6 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We stayed in the park for one night and I wish we had time to stay more. It was beautiful and relaxing. Some of my family woke up early to watch the sun rising over the mountains. I cannot wait to come back and explore the park.

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Highland Village, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We spent 3 night at the Davis Mountains State Park. Even though we looked up the expected forecast for our stay, we didn't really expect the very cool night time temperatures. What a pleasant surprise to have low to mid 80s during the daytime, and then have temperatures drop into the low 50s at night. Add to the temperatures, the... More

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