Balmorhea State Park

     


Balmorhea, Texas
Phone: (432) 375-2370

Sites: 34
Avg. Rate: $21

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Latitude: 30.9454914976104
Longitude: -103.786725997925

Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 24
  • Good 37
  • Average 9
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

70 Reviews

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MaineDon

Review Count: 151
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

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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nazpaz

Review Count: 59
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

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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jocat54

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

Date of Stay: - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Crazyrvfamly

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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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DD Rolling Ranch

Review Count: 88
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

$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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SunStar203

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

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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starcraft35

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Park is clean, staff great, level sites. Sites were a little close together compared to Davis Mountains state park. The Springs were fun to swim in even in December (the morning air temp was 25deg) and we were able to get in. Our family likes to hike and there wasn't much hiking at the park. We stayed two nights which was perfect. The park was pretty empty beginning 12/26. It is clearly set up for warmer weather with large parking lots by the springs etc. We enjoyed our visit and being relatively close to I-10, it is a good stop off point. We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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600 Day Travelers

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Bob & Jo

Review Count: 94
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice State Park and if it had sewers this may have gotten one of our rare "10" ratings. Long pull thru that was paved and level. Good line of sight for roof mounted satellite dish. We would stay here again even though we rarely stay at places without full hookups. That is how nice this park was. Do not like the camping fee and the park fee both being charged, but it is what it is. We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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noelbob

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Love this place! Second year I've done a one-night stopover. This park deserves MUCH MORE than an one-night sleepover! The amenities are wonderful and the park is super clean. The rate cited does NOT include a $7 park fee. Verizon coverage was 2 bars of 5. Site #31 was listed for a 40-footer. Our 39-ft trailer on a long truck fit...just. Note these sites do NOT have sewer. Beautiful, isolated, and quiet. We'd return again but only if we can stay longer. We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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AKJohn

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

I rated this camp ground a 10 on a scale with other public campgrounds, not in comparison to a private RV resort. This is a great place to stay for a night or longer. We've been staying at RV parks along the I-10 corridor and are fed up with highway and train noise. Balmorhea is so quiet it almost hurts your ears. No lights at night also makes for near perfect star gazing. The spring fed pool is fantastic. Staff very friendly and efficient. Just a very enjoyable stay and well worth driving 4 miles off I-10. We'll be back. We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Motorhome.

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Red Wolf

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice, small park in west Texas, with a 1.7 acre spring turned into a swimming pool. Free Wi-Fi near the office. Good Verizon coverage for mobile hot spots (if you have it). We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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GringoQueen

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The only thing this park has going for it is the springs right next to it. It is old, dirty and hot! It does have bathrooms, they are big enough in size, but not well kept. It is gravel and easy to navigate through. The sites are all pull-through which was nice and easy to get out fast. We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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User3141

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is all about the San Solomon Spring, which flows roughly 1 million gallons per hour, and the huge swimming pool that was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) over seventy years ago. The campsites are clean and level, the pull-throughs are worth the extra three dollars per night, and you get cable, if you like. Wonderful stop for anyone going cross-country, or anyone who likes a good swim. Pool is open 8-8, every day. We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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plane2sea

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Friendly staff and park hosts. Lovely mountain backdrop. Spacious and level camp sites. Bats flying out of picnic shed roofs at sunset. Desert and barren ground. Next trip I will stay at Fort Davis State Park as it is more scenic and has plenty of hiking trails. We camped at Balmorhea State Park in a Motorhome.

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