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Balmorhea State Park

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State Hwy 17, Toyahvale, TX 79786
+1 432-375-2370
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Okay stay for one night

We stayed one night in June, which was plenty for us (first time visiting), in a T@G teardrop. We... read more

Reviewed yesterday
k3nme2
Beautiful & unique state park

My family and I went on a Thursday, arrived around 12. Not a big crowd, slightly overcast. This... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cynthia G
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El Paso, Texas
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A 48-acre park in the western desert fed by a special underground spring.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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State Hwy 17, Toyahvale, TX 79786
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+1 432-375-2370
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Reviewed yesterday

We stayed one night in June, which was plenty for us (first time visiting), in a T@G teardrop. We arrived around 3 pm having reserved a spot for one night - on a road trip and Balmorhea just happened to fall along the route. Since...More

Thank k3nme2
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family and I went on a Thursday, arrived around 12. Not a big crowd, slightly overcast. This state park is small, with the attraction being the worlds largest spring fed pool. The water is super clear, full of fish. The floor and walls are...More

Thank Cynthia G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the best ways to cool off and enjoy a day with my family! I love the natural spring water and the wildlife. The water feels great and the park is very clean and well kept!

Thank Erica M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a room with 3 beds and Patio. It's was a beautiful view. Tons of wildlife. Pool is crystal clear and the fish are not afraid of people. My kids loved it. You can rent tubes in the cafe area. Which was really nice,...More

Thank hellokitty2079
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Judging by the number of foreign tourists, this destination may be better known outside of the US than within. Fantastic place for a swim with the turtles and fishes. Enjoyed the diving boards.

Thank Maryland1traveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent Memorial weekend here was nice and relaxing. The water was beautiful and cool. Came with some friends who went scuba diving while I snorkeled. The stars late at night were amazing to look at late night at the campsite. If your looking for a...More

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Wow, you will not believe your eyes! After driving for hours through the harsh Chihuahuan Desert found in the Trans-Pecos region of West Texas, Balmorhea State Park offers a relaxing oasis for a weary traveler. Although the park is small, at only 46 acres, it...More

6  Thank angie1966d
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Such a great place to stop to swim in cool, spring water as long as you don't mind sharing with the fish. There are no lifeguards so be sure that people in your party can swim or bring the appropriate gear for children. The pool...More

Thank amathteacher
Reviewed May 18, 2017

This place is heaven- if you want to see songbirds, come in May and hang out around the little stream. Bring binoculars and a swim float for the springs.

Thank 786elena
Reviewed May 10, 2017

The park is okay its nice because it is the only thing to do. Staff is horrible! Everyone thinks they are the boss. They all have their own rules. Called to see if it was okay to camp with pets. Person on the phone it...More

5  Thank 915eats
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Hikuleo
Are you allowed to bring in a small bbq pit into the pool to grill hamburgers?
June 17, 2017|
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Response from Sarracenia | Reviewed this property |
Best thing is to call the office to be sure.
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Sharonista
Hi! All the reviews state that the bathrooms at the campgrounds are unacceptably disgusting. Has anything been done to correct this problem?
March 22, 2017|
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Response from txmarks4 | Reviewed this property |
When we went in early November the rest rooms were clean. It was off-season, after Labor Day, but the park was clean, well kept and the bathrooms stocked with supplies. As an FYI - this is a state park and was built... More
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CATHERINE85
going to Balmorhea & staying in a cabin what's included utensils etc.?
January 19, 2017|
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Response from Texas_Travel_1 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I was a day visitior. The office phone number is: (432) 375-2370. My advice: if you need, it bring it. You know it is clean and who used it last.
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