Balmorhea is truly an oasis and one that the whole family will enjoy. We've been here three times now and stayed in the lodge twice. We love to swim in the pool and see all the fish. The water temperature is really not that bad for a spring fed pool. Our kids love exploring the canals and the cienega for fish, snakes, turtles or anything else that is around. If you don't stay in the lodge there are a lot of campsites in the park and also a few mom and pop hotels in the town. The park is also about 35 minutes from Fort Davis and about an hour to Marfa so its a great place to stay if you're wanting to drive around the Davis Mountains. We've stayed in the lodge room #18 both times and would recommend trying to get one with a kitchen which 18 does not have. The location of all the rooms are great and the park picks the room for you so I don't think you can easily change it or request one, especially if its busy.
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