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Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $17.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $14.00
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.
There is nothing to do in the immediate area, but the park, though very small, is nice.
Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $31.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $18.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $41.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $28.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $17.00
$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.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $14.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $20.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $17.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $24.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $17.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $17.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $20.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $30.00
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.Undo
There is nothing to do in the immediate area, but the park, though very small, is nice.KAP99 • February 2015
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