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Fort Davis, Texas

Davis Mountains State Park

Fort Davis, Texas



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

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $30 4/2016

Latitude: 30.5991703940339
Longitude: -103.929290771484

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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

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drfife

Review Count: 80
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $25.00
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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.

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REO

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

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $24.00
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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.

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Rascal123

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

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $30.00
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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.

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PaleoTex

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

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $24.00
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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.

Tips for other Campers:

McDonald Observatory is nearby and worth a visit.

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Ken Stewart

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

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $50.00
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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.

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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1texan

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $25.00
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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.

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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mehailey

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

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $32.00
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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.

Tips for other Campers:

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

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Beachside Baby

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $37.00
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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.

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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Widecreek

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $25.00
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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.

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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TravelingMimi579

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

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $25.00
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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.

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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NewmarNewbie

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $35.00
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Sits in a valley, mountains surround you. WiFi's weak. Cable is there but connections are on wrong side of RV. You may need an extra cable. We were able to borrow one from the park office. Goat heads are problem on trailer loop sites 17-23, they are very hard on animal paws. Some sites on that loop are pretty far out of level from front to back. Lots of hiking opportunities. Sites have covered tables. Asphalt roads and pad sites. We would stay here again. We camped at Davis Mountains State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Snorkel or dive at Balmorhea State Park. Drive 70 mile Wildlife Loop. Visit McDonald Observatory. Try to time trip to coincide with Star Party. Visit Marfa and Alpine.

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drhuggybear

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $25.00
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This is an amazing place to come, especially when there is no moon. The stars that you can see here are mind blowing. We had a great time in the park. I love that this is a state park with full hookups. We had site 4 and it was level. Take the time to go to the McDonald Observatory as well as watch the sunset from the overlook. The only "drawback" is that there isn't a pool for general use. Only those staying at the Indian Lodge have access to the pool. We camped at Davis Mountains State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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drfife

Review Count: 80
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $25.00
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We were in pull through site #10. Spacious site. Great hiking trails. Scenic overlook is fabulous. Cell phone coverage poor in park but good at overlook. We camped at Davis Mountains State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Fort Davis and McDonald Observatory nearby. Scenic loop drive is outstanding.

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davis0056

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $25.00
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Stayed here in April 2015 for 8 days. Site was mostly level and had cable TV which was great because VERY limited wifi and no ATT. Sites are very shady so satellite reception is limited unless you have a portable unit. Staff are friendly and constantly patrolling the area. Charcoal fires allowed most of the time, wood fires allowed unless winds are over 15 MPH. Skyline drive from within the campground gets you to ATT and WIFI access if needed. We saw no wildlife though some friends had a javelina (which were said to be plentiful) come thru their campsite. Very quiet campground after 10 PM even when the campground was full the day before Easter. Had lunch at state park restaurant which was awful and expensive!!! Store is very limited. We stay at a lot of Texas state parks and this one rates as one of the best in the state. We camped at Davis Mountains State Park in a Motorhome.

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Fifteen miles from McDonald Observatory and twenty from Marfa (lights). Round trip drive (80 miles) with great views with interesting rock formations. Town of Ft Davis is typical small Texas town. Ft Davis historical site is well maintained and VERY interesting. Ft Davis Drugstore is the in-place for a bite to eat.

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Cactus Jack

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $25.00
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We are repeat visitors. Good electric service and water pressure. Excellent cable tv. Park and office staff were the greatest! Area routinely checked and we felt safe. Wonderful bird viewing blinds for bird watchers, and very nice ranger programs during the week. Very quiet, especially at night. Nice shade and cool temperatures during April. And we had a decent meal at the Black Bear Lodge. We'll be back! We camped at Davis Mountains State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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