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Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site

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Address: US Highway 90, Comstock Val Verde County, TX 78837
Phone Number: +1 432-292-4464
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Park with spectacular views and some quiet campsites.

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Great Place to Take a Hike!

Visited this park with my family. We were planning to take a tour of Fate Bell Canyon, but it was drizzly, so the tour was called off. We hiked the Rio Grande trail instead, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Luis T
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Odessa, Texas
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Odessa, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this park with my family. We were planning to take a tour of Fate Bell Canyon, but it was drizzly, so the tour was called off. We hiked the Rio Grande trail instead, and had a great time. The real prize is the overlook of Panther Cave and the confluence with the Rio Grande. It was absolutely gorgeous. This... More 

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moab
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Step back in time thousands of years to the era of the Desert Archaic Peoples. Visit their magnificent Cave Rockshelters and view the incredible Rock Art masterpieces they have left for us. This is a magical place, It will require you to be fit and adventurous- Soooo worth the effort. Visit Fate Bell Shelter- easy hike. For the hardy, schedule... More 

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houston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on our way to Big Bend and it was the perfect midway point. The canyons are beautiful and you can only go with a guide. Check before going for times. The tour lasts an hour and a half and requires you to walk down 200 steps and then climb back up as well. There's a nominal entrance fee... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Traveling from the southeast to west Texas is a long trip, and this well groomed State Park is a wonderful place to rest, see historical sites, and enjoy a beautiful vista. The park is perched just north of the Rio Grande and Mexico on the canyon bluff, so the park can be quite windy at times. There are no trees,... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I signed up for two guided hikes which were the Upper Canyon which was about four hours and the Fate Bell Shelter which was about two hours. I will first note that if anyone chooses the Upper Canyon tour, make sure to wear pants and a long sleeve shirt. During this hike, the only actual trail is at the very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Seminole Canyon is a muse-see if you are ever in the Del Rio area. Take the walking Art Cave tour where they will take you to the caves where Native American rock art from 4,000 years ago can still be seen on the cave walls. Our tour guide was Carl and he was very descriptive and gave us a history... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We booked a campground for one night. The campsites are clean and include nice, new restrooms. Check the weather before you go - due to the campsites being on an exposed ridge we were unable to stay due to 20 mile an hour winds and lightening.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

Absolutely loved this experience. Take the Art Cave tour and check out the Rock Art. They approximate that it won't be there in another 20 years due to sun damage. Best time to go is April. We went in June and it was SUPER HOT. Bring water, a hat, sunblock, good walking shoes and a sweat rag. Oh! and a... More 

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Lufkin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

The most interesting parts of this park (besides the stunning canyons cut away by rivers) are the pictographs some of which are viewed only during guided tour (not available on Mondays and Tuesdays). The various trails give you access to the rim of the Seminole and Presa Canyons. The Rio Grande River Trail takes you to a location across the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

We went on a Saturday at 10am for the art cave tour. What an excellent tour and beautiful park! It is far out in an obsolete area but that didn't seem to hinder the amount of people who also showed up for the tour. The hike out to the site was scenic, the hike back was a lot of climbing.... More 

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