8.9 Excellent
     
Fort Davis, Texas

Davis Mountains State Park

Fort Davis, Texas



Fort Davis, Texas
Phone: (432) 426-3337

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $20 8/2016

Latitude: 30.599170394034
Longitude: -103.92929077148

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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 no
  • 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 yes
  • 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 yes
  • 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 yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • 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 no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • 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) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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112 Reviews

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent one night here, but could have lingered if time had permitted. We left 100 degrees in central Texas and stepped into the low 80's later that same day. What a difference a few hours and higher elevation makes. This park is open with few trees as is the general landscape. There is a very nice motel/lodge with a swimming pool and restaurant - we did not eat nor swim here. If you like looking at the stars at night, this would be a great place to do that. Sites are asphalt, some have sewer, but #53 had 30 amp and water. No problem for one night for sure. The grounds are well kept and patrolled. There is no and when I say no, I mean none, nada cell or wifi coverage in the park. There is outstanding cell and wifi at the lookout located at the top of Skyline Drive. The view from there is beautiful. We would most definitely stay here again and longer. We camped at Davis Mountains State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
53
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Just a short drive to the McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis, and Marfia.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a nice site, with a great view. There are scenic drives, and we were there for the Independence Day celebration, which was quite busy. The town is really interesting - we thoroughly enjoyed the Skyline Drive in the park, and visited the Indian Lodge State Park, which is inside Davis Mountains SP. We camped at Davis Mountains State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There are many things to do in the area. The McDonald Observatory is very close by, and is worth visiting. Many scenic drives, also.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is really nice. Very peaceful. Our sites had covered picnic tables. The staff was so friendly. Very clean. No WiFi or cell service. We camped at Davis Mountains State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Went into town. Great restaurants. Pleasant surroundings to relax. A few cute shops. The mountain views are beautiful.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful campground nestled down in a valley surrounded by low mountains. Indian Lodge is on-site and is really neat to visit. There is some great hiking here with awesome vistas to view. Bird watching is encouraged with numerous bird watching stations set up and a small interpretive center.

The stars at night are just incredible! Trust me on this, you have probably never seen a night sky like this (fellow campers can mess it up sometimes with their lights so take a walk to a dark area if needed). Oh and fellow campers, don't mess up the night viewing with giant lights all around your site!

The McDonald Observatory is close by and well worth a visit. Go to a star party! Fort Davis is nearby and has a decent little grocery store. Marfa is also an easy drive and worth the half day trip to check it out. We camped at Davis Mountains State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Davis Mountains State Park near Fort Davis, TX is one of the crown jewels of the Texas State Parks. The park and Indian Lodge were constructed in the 1930's by the CCC. The park offers stunning scenery, diverse wildlife and challenging hiking trails. The campground has full hook-up, water and electric sites and tent sites. There is no cell service in the campground, but cell signal is available at the top of Skyline drive. Wifi is available, but spotty. One of our favorite parks. We were in site 12. We camped at Davis Mountains State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

The is one of the better Texas State Parks for larger RVs/trailers. Not all sites are level, but can be worked with. The park has several programs happening each day and/or night. Lots of birders there and two separate blinds that volunteers do a bang up job of maintaining. Indian Lodge has a restaurant if you get tired of your camp cooking. Highly recommend a trip there if you want to see the rugged mountains of West Texas. We camped at Davis Mountains State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

No WiFi, no phone service, no radio stations and limited over the air tv. Pull thru sites good for big rigs. Lots of sand and stickers. Pet friendly and staff very helpful. Bear Lodge restaurant very expensive and staff unprofessional. Would return. We camped at Davis Mountains State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Site was quite uneven. Park is very quiet. Probably very pretty is spring, summer.
Have been here before, will likely come again. We camped at Davis Mountains State Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
57
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

McDonald Observatory is nearby and worth a visit.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a Texas state park and in addition to the nightly rate, you will have to pay $6/per person/per day in addition to your fee. We paid $148 for 3 nights and felt that we were not getting a good value. It is a nice park but not a great one. Davis State Park has a number of hiking opportunities but is pretty small and has limited amenities. There is an Indian Lodge at this location which is beautiful and has a lovely dining room and lobby. No internet. No cell service. When here, you are off the grid. The sites were roomy and they had a lot of "eyebrow" types where you could drive through. It had trees and beautiful views. Lots of kids when we were visiting riding and playing everywhere. They do provide a concrete pad with a picnic table and it is covered - which is very nice. They also have some of the park programs that are well attended. We camped at Davis Mountains State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Fort Davis is a close town about 20 minutes away and has a great grocery store, restaurants and is a friendly little town. Gas was a bit higher than on the main freeway but not too far out of line. We liked the town but it is near just about nothing else. They have a variety of sightseeing opportunities and a great scenic drive.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice Texas State Park with some sites with full hookup. WE did stay on one of the loops with sewer. The only downside was our site along with others on this loop was that they were not level front to back so these sites were not good for motorhomes. Trailers seemed to be ok. We will come back to this park if in the area. We camped at Davis Mountains State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Several nice hiking trails within the park. A MUST-DO is go to the McDonnell Observertory. It was awesome. We were there when they had one of their star gazing presentations.
We also went to go see the Marfa Lights. The history that surrounds this atraction is interesting, but, along with many others who were there, we came away feeling less that impressed.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Davis Mountains SP is in far West Texas outside of Fort Davis. It's about 40 miles south (beautiful drive) from Balmorhea State Park. One of the highest points in Texas and generally a bit cooler than the surrounding West Texas. It's rugged high desert but beautiful in it's own way. There are a number of camping loops - we stayed in full-hookups loop which is all pull-throughs. It's fairly uncommon for a Texas SP to have full hookups available. So, that's really nice.

Lots of ranger programs, hikes, etc., but fairly remote location. One morning the local pet shelter brought out a dozen dogs for campers to walk on a nice morning hike. We know of at least one dog that got a forever home from the exercise.

No WiFi or cell phone service which is a problem if you need to be in touch during your stay. Beautiful CCC-built hotel and restaurant called the Indian Lodge on the site. We spent four relaxing days there early enough in the year so that it wasn't so hot and cooled off at night.

The town of Fort Davis is nearby and has some nice stores and places to eat. All in all a nice place to visit for a few days. We camped at Davis Mountains State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Make the 40 mile drive to Balmorhea State Park and swim in the natural springs pool there for a great day trip. And the road between the two State Parks is a beautiful drive well worth the trip.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a lovely state park. The rate reflects the $20 dollars for camping at an electric/water site. and $6 dollars per person for park fee. There is a selection of sites from primitive/tents have to full hook-ups. Not all sites are equal though, so if you must have full hook-up and drive through, arrive early or make reservations. Those sites fill-up early. The electric/water sites are nice and there is a dump station. Staff is super friendly. I did feel that since we paid a camping fee, the park fee should have been included, but all in all the park is quiet and sites are fine. If you are pulling a tow, unhook at the gate and if you are after hours, drive down in your car first, find your site then come back for your MH. Wifi is marginal and cell service unavailable. We camped at Davis Mountains State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
053
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Sites include Fort Davis, McDonald Observatory,the town of Fort Davis is quaint as well.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects full hookup (25) plus park fee for two (12). I agree with the previous poster that park fee should be waived if camping.
Beautiful park with semicircle pull thrus that fit coach and tow. Nice touch was covered picnic table area on platform at site. Wifi very spotty at site but stronger at public bldgs. Satellite signal clear. Easy ride to McDonald Observatory. We camped at Davis Mountains State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Recommend the Star Party at the Observatory. Beware that program is altered to classroom activities when sky is cloudy, but you can opt for refund.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed for 3 nights. Site we used (13) was close to level side to side and somewhat level front to back. Site was pull thru with easy entry and exit. If you use the TV cable, bring a 50' lead. I had a 25' that just reached. Park has informational talks almost every day. Very interesting. Great drive to 2 different scenic overlooks. We will be going back. We camped at Davis Mountains State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 13
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Went to McDonnell's Observatory, Fort Davis National Park, Marfa Lights Observation Center, and Black Bear Lodge.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a State Park that is different from the rest. It has full hookups with 30/50 amp and 40 plus channel cable. They also have the water/ electric and tent camping.

In the park there is a wonderful drive called "Skyline Dr". Wonderful views of Ft. Davis and the surrounding area. You can even see the back of Ft. Davis Historical Park. Several hikes, you can even hike into the Ft. Davis Historical Park from the the State park. Great place to stay and very quiet. We camped at Davis Mountains State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The NPS Ft. Davis Historical Park is great. It is the best actual 1800's fort left of all the forts on the San Antonio to El Paso Road. Take your hiking shoes because to see all of the renovated buildings you have to walk around the parade ground of the 1852 to 1891 fort.

A few neat little shops in town that are fun to shop through. The General Store has good food and a lot of food.
Enjoy!

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