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Davis Mountains State Park

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Address: Park Road 3, Fort Davis, TX 79734
Phone Number: 915-426-3337
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The scenic landscape is great for bird watching, biking and more.

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Beautiful Mountain Setting

We love the Texas State Park system and this is a very nice one. Even in July, the weather is pleasant. Lots of walking and hiking trails, scenic views, great Park staff, lots of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Paula M
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We love the Texas State Park system and this is a very nice one. Even in July, the weather is pleasant. Lots of walking and hiking trails, scenic views, great Park staff, lots of staff led (or volunteers from Fort Davis Historic Site) programs of interest to all ages. Two bird sanctuaries are available for bird watching (they do not... More 

Thank Paula M
Harlingen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must see in the area. Incredible views of Davis mountains and manages to take you back in time as you stroll through the property dreaming of the early days here. Well preserved architecture and its history well displayed and informed. Great for everybody including families.

Thank NydiaTapiaGonzales
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Come here for the great hiking and scenery! Texas State Parks are so wonderful - and this one is no exception.

Thank Njoytravl
Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Starting from Interpretive Center, we hiked Skyline Drive trail (4.5 miles one way) and continued on Old CCC trail from scenic outlook (1.7 one way) ending hike back at IC where parked and started. Recommend at minimum 2 ltrs water person. Start early if possible on hot days. Don't forget hat. Avg time to complete 3-3.5 (we did little over... More 

Thank Kathryn P
League City, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to several state parks and I must say that Davis Mountains State Park is tied for first place with Colorado Bend State Park. For those who find Texas to be a disappointing or insignificant state you just haven't explored it enough! I am in love with Texas after visiting this state park. We visited at the end... More 

Thank Jaclyn O
Williams, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice state park with great mountain views and good bird watching. Deer wander through campsites. Naturalist is enthusiastic and helpful. Have tent camping and RV sites. Some with full hook-ups. Dynamic sunrises and sunsets. The restaurant at the lodge provides good food at reasonable prices.

Thank greenjay1
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We have come to this park many times. You can tent camp, bring a trailer or stay in the Indian Lodge. It is a desert environment with beautiful plants and sometimes animals. There is a nice tall mountain you can drive up to see the fort and the view far beyond. There is also a restaurant at the lodge as... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We enjoyed hiking and driving the scenic loop. We went in June so it was very hot and not much shade. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen. Great hiking and wonderful views. Would love to go back when the temperature is much lower and hike all day.

Thank Jean P
Gladewater, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

this is a smaller park. we drove around, eventually going to the top, where a nice overlook is. there were lots of people camping.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Wanted to stay at the lodge, but they were booked up. Very pretty building, ate at the restaurant twice in the park. Visited the gift shop. Short drive from town of Fort Davis. Not many places to eat in Fort Davis and many restaurants are closed on Saturdays and Weds. Pretty scenery. Employees were very welcoming.

2 Thank verbina72

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