Balmorhea State Park

State Park

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Highway 17
Balmorhea, TX 79718
432-375-2370
Reservations: 512-389-8900
Official Website

GPS: 30.9443, -103.7843

Last Price Paid: $16
Number of Sites: 34
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 3314 ft
Max Length: 45 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

**Park is closed to camping until March 2019 for renovations.

15 people have reviewed this location.

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skelley
19' Toyota Tacoma ORLBDC
31 reviews
“CLOSED until April 2019”

Reviewed Apr 19, 2018

Overall Rating

day use only until then!

looks great though

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DaRealDeal
Fort Lauderdale, FL 32' Forest River FR3 30DS 2008 Jeep Wrangler X-limited
29 reviews
Nightly rate: $16
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 32

DaRealDeal would stay here again

“Oasis in the desert!”

Reviewed Apr 21, 2017

Overall Rating

This campground is in the middle of nowhere, about 11 miles off Interstate 10. One can see the green amongst the dry, brown, sandy background. The campground is very clean, sites are pull through sin arch form with electric, water, and cable (did not work in our site). Dump station on the way out of the campground, all the sites have a... more

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3bars
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YC
WI 33' Forest River FR3 32DS
12 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 33

YC would stay here again

“Fun One Activity Park”

Reviewed Apr 01, 2017

Overall Rating

You have to enjoy the water if you are looking to take advantage of this 46 acre park. We stayed in the campground, a private pull through site with electric and water, a picnic table and fire ring. The swimming pool is the main attraction here and, make no mistake, you and your family can easily spend the day at the pool, and picnic i... more

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2bars
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95 reviews
Nightly rate: $17
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 2

ketah777 would stay here again

“Very nice spring-fed pool”

Reviewed Mar 25, 2017

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We stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed our stay. The campsites have pretty views of the mountains and each site has a nice covered patio with picnic table. The spring-fed pool was the main attraction for us to visit and we loved it. I was glad the weather was hot while we were there because the pool water is cold but feels very refreshing ... more

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3bars
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Teddi & Roger
Kent, WA 33' National Trop-i-cal T330 2007 Honda CRV
119 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 34

Teddi & Roger would stay here again

“Tiny state park with the world’s largest spring-fed swimming pool. Totally awesome!”

Reviewed Mar 13, 2017

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This state park is only 46 acres, so don’t expect hiking, biking or grand vistas. Do expect the most incredible swimming pool ever. Built by the CCC in the 1930’s, the pool covers 1.75 acres and holds 3 million gallons of water. The temp is a constant 72-76°, and you get to swim with the fishies, turtles, and local water birds. The dep... more

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4bars
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Jessie
34' FR3
98 reviews
Nightly rate: $17
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 2

Jessie would stay here again

“Decent stop over in west Texas but not much to do around there”

Reviewed Jan 30, 2017

Overall Rating

There's not a lot of options when you're going through west Texas. The towns are tiny, and you just have to realize you're in BFE and deal with it. This was totally BFE. The nearest Walmart was 1 hr away. No decent laundromats nearby or grocery stores etc. With that said, it was a good little state park. Cheap, friendly, and cable ho... more

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3bars
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52 reviews
Days stayed: 1
“Decent Overnight?”

Reviewed Dec 29, 2016

Overall Rating

Quiet spot to get away from the Interstate and spend a night. If you have your parks pass then it's pretty economical, not sure if I would do it again without a parks pass, the extra $14 makes it a little pricey. The pool looks pretty cool and if you are coming for that great. The campground itself is kind of tight and dumpy but hey... more

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4bars
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KenneysSeeAmerica
30' Airstream International 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500
125 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 33

KenneysSeeAmerica would stay here again

“Clean park with nice sites and a warm pool”

Reviewed Dec 05, 2016

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We're passing through Texas and needed a place for the night. It's on 6 miles off HWY 10 and includes water and electricity (dump) in park. We got a quick walk in before the sun set. The pool is a constant 72-77 degrees and people were swimming- it's December and only 60 outside. Each spot includes a covered picnic table and fi... more

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3bars
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3bars
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112 reviews
Nightly rate: $17
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 30

CeeGee would stay here again

“Has huge potential”

Reviewed Aug 15, 2016

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We stopped here to try the spring fed pool. It was a Sunday, so the pool area was packed with families enjoying the day. We wish we had been here earlier in the week when the crowds were less and the temperature was scorching hot. We will stay here again, but this park could be so much nicer with some maintenance. The area had ju... more

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3bars
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Voyagers On Wheels
Jupiter, FL 33' Winnebago Voyage 2004 Honda CRV
54 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 34

Voyagers On Wheels would stay here again

“Loved it!”

Reviewed Apr 28, 2016

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First: unless you have a Texas State Parks annual pass you will pay the nightly camping rate of $14 PLUS a $7 per person daily rate making the true number $28/night for 2 people. The annual state pass is $70 and will garner you not only the daily entrance fee waived but 4 50% off coupons for camping and 10% off all purchases in the SP ... more

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4bars
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On Tuesday, 3/7, we made yet another short hop to Balmorhea State Park, just 40 miles from Davis Mountain. I’d read about the world’s largest spring-fed swimming pool built here by the Civilian Conse...

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Balmorhea State Park was a pretty reasonable 239 miles from our last stop in Las Cruces, NM and turned out to be a perfect place to refresh ourselves between back-to-back driving days.The focal point...

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Hookups:
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • Partial Hookups
Connectivity:
  • cable tv
Recreation:
  • basketball court
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • swimming pool: outdoor
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • swimming pool: outdoor
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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