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“Fun and educational”

Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area
Katy, Texas
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93 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Fun and educational”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

This is a great experience for kids and adults. You meet at the bat store, ride the bat bus and get to smell the bats. A highlight for the kids was watching an owl hang around the cave and then get dinner when the bats were leaving.

Visited August 2012
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Houston, TX
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“Unique place”
Reviewed April 20, 2012

Texas has its share of odd and unusual state parks, and the Devil's sinkhole is probably the strangest.

Millions of bats call the sinkhole home, and they come out in an enormous swarm every evening. It's quite a sight to see.

So let's talk about how to plan your trip to Devil's sinkhole.

I'd suggest staying in Kerrville, which is about 60 miles east of Rocksprings. It has lots of dining, hotels, and attractions. Reserve one day to go west. Be sure to call the park ahead of time to find out the tour times and to reserve a spot.

On the day you go, pack a picnic lunch and supper. (There are very few restaurants or grocery stores on this trip) Start out by visiting the Lost Maples State Natural area. It has great hiking and is a very attractive park. (There are faster routes, but I'd take Texas 27 to FM 1340 to Texas 39. This is a very pretty route to get to Lost Maples.)

About 2 1/2 hours before tour time, proceed south out of Lost Maples to Texas FM 337. Take that west to Texas route 55. 337 is a beautiful drive and you'll want to stop and take in the view.

Take 55 north to rock springs. The tour center is in the town square.

Once you get on the tour, you'll board a bus which will take you about 10 miles out of town. You'll cross several ranches on a private road until you enter the park proper.

The bus will stop at a very nice viewing area. There's an overlook so you can see down in to the sinkhole. There are benches set up so yo can view the flight of bats.

This may not be for everyone, but it is one of those places that is unlike anywhere else.

Visited September 2011
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