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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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San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
11 helpful votes 11 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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