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Davis Mountains State Park

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Address: Park Road 3, Fort Davis, TX 79734
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+1 915-426-3337
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The scenic landscape is great for bird watching, biking and more.

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We enjoyed the scenery here as it is so different from ours in Houston area. We loved the wildlife viewing area and interpretive center where we saw many migrating birds. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the scenery here as it is so different from ours in Houston area. We loved the wildlife viewing area and interpretive center where we saw many migrating birds. The headquarters trail was a joke as it was very easy. We enjoyed the drive up Skyline Drive and at the top of the drive we were able to get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed there December 29th 2016 - January 8th 2017. We have a 41' 5th wheel. The location was large (if a little lopsided) with lots of space between units. The park rangers were friendly and helpful. The bathrooms and showers were clean. The Davis Mountains are spectacular and the McDonald Observatory is only 16 miles away.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An often underrated part of the Texas "triangle" consisting of three small but very interesting towns: Ft. Davis, Marfa and Alpine, (some people would add Marathon to this list), Ft Davis may have the most authentic charm. Overnight at the Drugstore Restaurant and Hotel, visit the friendly bookstore, hike in the Davis Mountains at Davis Mountain State Park, where you... More 

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G-Patch, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We simply could not believe the beauty of the Davis Mountains State Park! WOW! The Park is a stunning piece of land that is totally removed from everything. It's a great place to go and get away and just drink in all the natural beauty of west Texas. The roads are white-knuckle, hairpin, one lane roads, so drive slowly and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do you have one of those childhood memories that you would recreate in a minute if you could? This park, along with the Indian Lodge, is that to me. I visited last month and it is identical to the lodge I visited when I was 13, which was (ahem) more than 40 years ago. It seems so untouched by time... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For hiking and camping, this state park ranks as one of my family's favorites. The rock formations and grasses typical of Fort Davis are gorgeous year-round. There was a fire in approx 2011 but the park has bounced back with beautiful foliage and color. There are numerous hikes suitable for children. Our 6 and 4 year olds conquered both the... More 

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Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family did our first hike of 2017 at the Davis Mountains State Park. Our 4 year old and 9 year old completed the Indian Lodge Trail. It is a challenging hike with good elevation changes and narrow downhill paths. Gorgeous views from the top. If you're not a hiker check out the scenic loop where you can drive to... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made a short visit to the park. Did the Skyline road excursion. Great panoramic views.There are many trails for the hiking enthusiasts to enjoy. Was a sunny but cold and windy day so we mainly drove around and enjoyed the views.

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Fredericksburg, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A terrific spot for us and our T@B trailer. Very beautiful and the camping and RV sites are pristine. The volunteers in the park are awesome. Clean and well-functioning bathrooms. Just a short drive up the big hill for cell coverage. Lots of good hiking trails. Couldn't ask for anything more. Really nice!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

We've been visiting Fort Davis almost every fall for several decades now. Coming from the Austin area, we love being in the remote desert mountains enjoying the cool, fresh, dry air and the clear starry skies. This year we hiked the Sheep Pen Canyon trail across Highway 118 from the park entrance. Nice to experience something different, and we even... More 

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