Balmorhea, Texas

Balmorhea State Park

Balmorhea, Texas



Balmorhea, Texas
Phone: (432) 375-2370

Sites: 34
Recent Rate: $17 7/2015

Latitude: 30.9454914976104
Longitude: -103.786725997925

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

78 Reviews

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Major Dad

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $17.00
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Great park for overnight stays. One of the best swimming holes ever! The bathrooms are just awful and need to be demolished and replaced. The state government just diverted major funds into the park system so maybe help is on the way. We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Firebee

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $31.00
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Nice state park - stayed one night only. Pool was closed for cleaning - but didn't need it. Park ranger was very courteous. Lots to do in the area - but we were just passing through. Very clean park. Our picnic table didn't have a covered structure over it - but as we were here for the night - it wasn't an issue. If we were to stay longer - we would make sure we had the covered areas. We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Motorhome.

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Kgtraveler

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $31.00
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Booked ourselves a four night stay here in a hook up site, water and electric. (They do have a dump station). Most of the campsites have a picnic shelter as well.

The bathroom/shower was built many moons ago by the CCC. But they are clean and well maintained. They also offer some motel room rentals.

There is a re vegetation project on the property that has some unique fish in it as well as some turtles and catfish. There are also tons of bunnies and road runners around the campground.

There is also a huge natural spring that can be swam, snorkeled and even dived in.

We are from out of state and were not aware that there was an extra usage fee per person, per day due to the natural springs. That ended up costing us an extra $56 and we never even got our feet wet.

I do wish there was a way to opt out of this fee if you are not going to use the spring. We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Great location for day trips. Not much in the way of a store in Balmorhea, so make sure you stock up before you get there.

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smitty12

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $30.00
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We're traveling West and were told to stop here to see the spring fed pool. Yes, the pool is something to see. Lots of people use it to scuba dive and the campground was full the weekend with divers. The office people were great and the campground was so/so for us. Since we didn't use the pool, not a lot in the area for us to do. The nearest big store was Ft Stockton almost 50 miles away. Be prepared with your groceries. The bathrooms were so/so. If you're traveling US 10 and need a place to stay for the nite, this would be a great park. If you scuba or love to swim this would be a great park in warm weather. The pool is a constant 72 degrees. Most of the campsites had a covered picnic table, grill and fire pit. If you're a large 5th wheel or motor home, request a 50 amp site, the others will be on the small size for you. We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

For hiking, bird watching and more outdoor activites other than swimming, Davis Mountain State Park about 35 miles up the road would be a better choice. If we come back to this area, we'll stay there for the bird watching and the two towns in the area have a few more restaurant choices than Balmorhea.

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Sewhappy

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $30.00
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This park was a pleasant surprise. Most sites had a covered picnic table on a concrete pad. Your camper is on asphalt. It was clean and roomy. The scenery is beautiful especially in the spring. The ground was covered with yellow and purple wildflowers. The spring fed pool has lots of fish. In another pool you will see turtles, catfish and other fish. The mountains are in the background. Highly recommend stopping here.

Use your own camper for showers and comfort. Bring plenty of food because no shopping in the area. We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Cactus Jack

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $17.00
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We stopped here on our way to Davis Mountains. Good choice! Electric service and water pressure very good. Cable TV reception wasn't top notch, but quite adequate. We had an excellent site with a cover and table. Low brush and limited trees, but this is an arid part of the world. Cottontail rabbits visited us every day. Coots (ducks) everywhere too. The pool was great! They have a deep area and a shallow area, perfect for snorkeling and just loafing. Great staff! We'll come back! We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

The Bear Den in Balmorhea had pretty good Mexican food and friendly staff.

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Metamorphosis Road

Review Count: 88
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $17.00
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Wonderful park! The spring pool is gorgeous, water is crystal clear and the little fish nibbling your toes is fun! Sites are good sized and have decent separation. Site 27 had good privacy. In February the campground was practically full on a Friday night but there were very few people using the pool. Excellent Verizon signal. We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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MaineDon

Review Count: 152
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $31.00
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We spent one night here on our way home to Arizona. It's a pretty nice park, with level pull-thru sites. Every site has a shade structure, which is good, for there are very few trees. We didn't use the hot springs, but others were. The Mens Room was partially torn apart and the one toilet available was clogged. A plunger was sitting in the stall for one's use. Hmmmm..... We reserved our site by phone about noon and prepaid by credit card. We arrived at 4:30 and, although the office was supposed to be open until 5:00, the Ranger had already closed out the cash register. Since we couldn't pay the Entrance Fee by phone or in-person, he said to stop by the office on our way out. The next morning we awoke to a ticket on our windshield warning us of a robust fine if we didn't pay by 9:00 a.m. When we arrived at the Office, the staff member there claimed we hadn't paid for our site or our Entrance Fee. Thank God I saved the receipt from the night before; and after much hacking on her computer, she finally found record of our payment. It kind of left a bad taste in my mouth....I guess we'd go back. Not sure. We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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jocat54

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $41.00
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This park is high priced for a State Park IMO. The park is nice enough, water, electric, cable with dump station. Plenty good enough for an overnight stay. We would stay here again if passing through. We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Motorhome.

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nazpaz

Review Count: 71
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $18.00
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After driving nearly 200 miles from El Paso across high, dry desert, this state park is a welcome oasis for travelers and a popular swimming hole for the locals and – surprisingly – a place for scuba divers to use their gear in the 25 foot deep pool out here in this dry country. The park offers water/electric campsites as well as rental cottages. Many of the campsites are pull-through and all have covered shelters. My Verizon phone had pretty good 4G and real strong 3G. We enjoyed a swim in the pool with its crystal clear waters which remain a consistent 72-76 degrees year round – this just a short stroll from our campsite. In addition to the spring we enjoyed star-lit skies at night. My only complaints are the lack of sewer hookups in the campground and bathrooms that need some updating and TLC. I’m sure that this state park will be on our itinerary on future trips across west Texas on I-10. We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Crazyrvfamly

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $28.00
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Rating this based on the campground alone. There is a beautiful spring pool in the park which is why we stayed here. Campground sites are level. It was quiet. Camp host were pretty unfriendly. Good cell service. Issues are that sites are pretty close together for a state park, bathrooms were so dirty we could not use. Trash over-flowing from dumpsters; no shade trees at all. Our rate includes the Texas state park entrance fee for 2 adults. Probably wouldn't stay here again unless we were visiting the spring. We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Motorhome.

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KAP99

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $14.00
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The sites are not very scenic, but they are modern and in great condition, and very level. Its a nice little park. The customer service went from excellent (one single employee) to "I'm just doing my job" (all the rest of them). The camp hosts were very friendly and helpful. The wifi was almost non existent, as was the cell service. There are two or three RV sites that are extremely private, though farther away from the restrooms, and I was in one of those. The rest of the sites were very close together. We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

There is nothing to do in the immediate area, but the park, though very small, is nice.

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SunStar203

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $14.00
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A busy park with swimmers and scuba divers enjoying themselves. All sizes of RVs and many tenters. Sites level. Staff very helpful. Relatively easy off and on I-10 with just a few miles to travel. Beautiful area for birding. Fort Davis NHS about 30 miles away. No shade except under the picnic shelters. We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Motorhome.

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DD Rolling Ranch

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $17.00
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$17 per night was for a 20/30/50 amp electric with water and cable TV site. In addition, a daily entrance fee of $7 per person is charged unless you have a $70 Texas State Parks Pass, which is good to cover entry fee to all state parks for one year. Asphalt sites are mostly level. Each site has a concrete pad with a picnic table (some covered) in addition to the fire ring and BBQ grill. Desert shrubbery and mountains surround the campground but each site is mostly bare dirt/sand. Animals we saw during our stay included roadrunners, rabbits, and 13-lined squirrels. The highlight of this park is the 1.75-acre sparkling clear spring-fed pool where the depth ranges from three to 25 feet and swimmers, waders, SCUBA divers enjoy the water that is 72° – 76°F year round. Grocery shopping is very limited and expensive nearby. If you like walking/hiking/biking there are trails and roadways inside and outside the park. Spacing between the sites is very generous. We received three bars Edge on our AT&T cell phone. We used our Millenicom jetpack as a Wi-Fi hotspot and it worked very well on four bars of Verizon 4G LTE. Cable TV had 43 channels. We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Motorhome.

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600 Day Travelers

Review Count: 86
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $17.00
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The entry fee causes this park to go from a 6 to a 5. There is nothing in the park or the adjacent area to do and the fee is too high. Additionally, the bathrooms were extremely dirty; fortunately we have our own bathroom so we were not forced to use them. We would not stay here again if we are in the area. We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Motorhome.

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