Balmorhea, Texas

Balmorhea State Park

Balmorhea, Texas



Balmorhea, Texas
Phone: (432) 375-2370

Sites: 34
Recent Rate: $31 1/2016

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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $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 no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • 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 yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • 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

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abqnm

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $14.00
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One night stay. The springs pool area built by the CCC is nice, very unique. In the summer, swimming would be great. Desert, natural landscaping in camping loop. Quiet. Nice campground. we had a pull through. We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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FTatcret2013

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $17.00
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Stayed 5 nights in pull thru, per person fee per day of $7 if you don't have TX parks pass. Cable is snowy but viewable. Att 3 bars LTE, no wifi. Current campground host cleans the restrooms and showers everyday and does a great job, they are older buildings and could be replaced, but they are ok to use. Pool is 74 degrees year round from artisian spring. Gas station in town has a cafe with burgers and some fried food, burgers and fries were good, not much else in town. Quiet place to relax at, a lot of over nighters stop while traveling on I-10, only had about 10 campers in park each day. We would stay here again. We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Motorhome.

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Ncw

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $31.00
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377 miles west of San Antonio is Balmorhea, about 55 miles west of Ft Stockton. This is a lonely stretch of I-10, so we were pleased to arrive. The 7 miles from the highway to the state park is well marked. The entrance and office are quite nice. This is a very small state park with 10 electric only sites, 13 electric/water backin sites, and 11 large pull through sites which also offer cable. Your air antennae will not find any stations here, but our Verizon JetPak had no difficulty locating a strong wifi signal. The spaces are large and spacious. Nearly all provide a covered shelter, picnic table, grill and fire ring. With only 45 acres, there aren't hiking trails...though I found a geocaching site. The claim to fame of this park is a 1.75 acre pool which is fed by an artesian spring and remains between 72 - 76 degrees year round. We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

You need to add $7 per person park entry fee to the listed campsite fee if you don't have the Texas State Pass. This made our $17 campsite, $31 for the night.

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Pdxjoanne

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $14.00
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This is a nice, quiet little state park in a real nice desert "oasis" setting. There is a combination of water only, water & electric, and w/e/cable sites as well as back ins and pull thrus. Most of the sites have a nice adobe picnic shelter. Didn't use the restroom or showers, but I stuck my head in and it looked clean and usable. We didn't use the swimming area since this was just an overnight stop, but it looked nice. Get what you need and bring it with you, though, because there isn't much to be had in Balmorhea although there is a gas station. No wi-fi, but Verizon was ok. I would definitely stay again and would like to in order to check out the swimming spot. We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Truck Camper.

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Major Dad

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

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: 41
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 8

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: 5

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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drfife

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $17.00
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We were in site #29. All 50A sites are pull throughs. The best feature of the park is the pool. It is enormous, cold, crystal clear spring fed water. We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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smitty12

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 13

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: 32
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

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: 10

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: 5

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: 83
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 14

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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