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 here in a Motorhome.
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 here in a Motorhome.
$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 here in a Motorhome.
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 here in a Motorhome.
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 here in a Travel Trailer.
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 here in a Motorhome.
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 here in a Fifth Wheel.
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 here in a Fifth Wheel.
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 here in a Motorhome.
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 here in a Travel Trailer.
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 here in a Travel Trailer.
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 here in a Travel Trailer.
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 here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice state park. Rangers are friendly and the park very clean. Very quiet and out of the way. Some camp areas are crowded, but there is plenty of isolation between sites. Site were level. We were only there one night, but would love to return at some time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price represents a senior rate. Note though that if you don't have a Texas state park pass they charge $7 per person per day extra!. Still the park is convenient to I-10 and is super quiet. It is a bit tight for those of us with 40' or greater. Just take it easy and you won't have a problem. We'll stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It's a little too hard to rate this park without being too critical, so I won't. It has everything needed for an overnight (or two) and the swimming pool is particularly nice. The front office staff is excellent. The pull through sites are a little tight but manageable and level. Considering the location, this is an excellent park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A sweet spot for a couple days rest on our way to FL from MT. Too cool to swim at 41 degrees, but a beautiful, quiet spot. The showers are basic and the area isn't heated. Great WiFi from the phone, but the TV is poor and mostly analog. Not a good investment for $3/day. We bought the Texas State Park Pass and got half off the second night and free entrance for a year: in case we get lost. We'd return, but in warmer weather. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wonderful, short, overnight stay. This would be a great destination park as it has the "world's largest open air swimming pool" (fed by hot springs). Mine was a 11PM arrival and 8 AM departure. Easy pull-throughs, some 30 and some 50 amp/cable. $14/$17, does not include $7 park entry fee (if you do not have TX park pass). Verizon 3 bars of 5. No Wi-Fi. I would return! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This has been our first night stopover for the past few years when traveling from Houston west. We look forward to a refreshing dip in the pool at the end of a long hot day of driving. The sites are large, clean, and level. it is far enough from the interstate for peace and quiet. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I agree with the last reviewer. The pool is closed but they still charged us $7 per person to enter the park plus our RV site fee. There is nothing else to see here other than the pool. We are already paying for the parking. The RV sites are nice with the covered tables. Compared to the RV sites we could see on the side of the road on our way up here, this place is great. Even with no pool, we would come again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Awesome desert oasis! Great place to re-certify an open water dive in this 20,000,000 gallon per day natural spring. It is in a desert, and there not a lot of other things to do but admire the quiet serene landscape. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Conveniently located just 7 miles off I-10. This is a small park but made a lovely overnight respite after a 7 hour drive from New Mexico. Sites have electricity (30&50 amp), and water. Some are pull-through, and some have cable TV. There is a pool and dump station, but no laundry. As is so often the case with state park Wi-Fi, it was exasperatingly slow. In addition to the $14 campsite fee, there is a $7 per person park access fee. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful campground with a backdrop of the dramatic Davis Mountains. Level cement sites with attractive adobe shade shelters.Very helpful park staff. Unfortunately, the days we spent here the famous pool was closed, but we still enjoyed the park and surroundings. Great for day trips to Fort Davis, Marfa and Alpine. We would certainly stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a great place to overnight while traveling on I-10. Plenty of room for our 40' keeping the jeep attached. Not many in the park this time of year so really quiet. The are nice covered picnic tables. I rated this a 9 as there are no sewer hook ups. There is also No Wi-Fi but got AT&T with a strong signal. No problem in the open spaces of west Texas to get satellite. There is an interesting element of this park and that there is a natural spring there that was turned into a very large swimming pool and even in January there were folks swimming. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very nice State Park with the added attraction of restored wetlands area where we observed a multitude of water fowl. It is clean, well maintained, easy access; not much around though. Looks like it would be heaven for kids in the warmer months with the spring fed pool. We stayed here instead of Van Horn to avoid risking snow/ice at the higher elev & were glad we did. Fee includes $7/person State Park admittance. We would definitely stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. The artesian well fed pool is definitely an experience. It is like they have built a pool around a pond & you have the opportunity to swim with fish, ducks and turtles. The campground is very well cared for and it is easy to get in and out of. Staff was very friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a great place. We camped here 2 nights. Only planned on staying one night but stayed an additional one to wait out the high winds in the area. The pool was amazing. The park was quiet and we were entertained by the resident roadrunner. We had very good cable TV and iffy Wi-Fi. The rate reflected a daily park entry fee which made it a little high but we would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice campground, quiet and clean. The "pool" is amazing although it was too cold and windy for us to use it. Why are Texas state parks so expensive? This one charges 14.00 to camp, but then charges an additional 7 dollars PER PERSON. Again, why not just charge 21 dollars and then a "per person" charge. Obviously you have to have at least one person to get in the campground...I guess that just bugs me. We'd definitely camp here again if we visit Texas. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Okay for one night, very quiet, pretty views to the desert and mountains, level site, space just adequate. Not a lot to see or do apart from the Springs. Bathrooms clean but basic, no Wi-Fi. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our second time here and once again we enjoyed our visit. The tremendous attraction here is the spring fed pool, enormous in size and warm for swimming. The paved pull through sites are level and most come with a ramada and table. The 50 Amp sites have cable and they are an extra three dollars per night. Its nice and quiet and dark at night here. We will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Was pleasantly surprised at this clean, convenient state park campground with all it's amenities. We always try to find 50amp, cable & Wi-Fi conveniently located off the interstate. Normally you don't find those in a state park, but this one has it all. Very pretty setting with mountains in the background, quiet & peaceful. We will definitely stop here again if we are in the area. This was a stop-over for us. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wonderful place to spend a few days!! The sun may get hot, but there are covered picnic tables at each site and wonderful views. Easy distance from the interstate and room for our 40' motor home. The BEST part is the wonderful natural pool! Crystal clear, 20+ feet deep and a natural wonder. We used snorkel and fins to explore the pool and check out the natural bottom of the pool. The history and geology of the place is fascinating. Budget issues have left the wetland viewing station in a state needing repair, but the park is clean and a real oasis in the desert. Easy day trip to Pecos for some sight seeing at the West of the Pecos Museum. I would definitely go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We liked this park. It is small but nicely laid out with good spacing between sites. The interior road and the sites are paved with asphalt. Each site has a tile-roofed shelter with a concrete pad and table. Everything including the heated restrooms and showers looks modern and clean. The park's attractions consist of a very large warm-spring-fed pool and a reconstructed marsh that attracts a lot of birds. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The main attraction here is the giant swimming pool. All sites have water and about half have 50 amp and cable TV, the other half have just 30 amp. Sites are fairly well spaced, but open with mostly dry grass between them. A 45 minute trip to Fort Davis, a very interesting day trip. Verizon voice and internet, and ATT voice all worked well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park with long sites. Power and water were good. Not many people there this time of year, so it was quite. Only a couple of people in the pool. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We found the campground of this State Park excellent for an extended stay. The spacious paved 50 Amp pull-through sites are parallel to the loop access lane. Each appear to be level and there is a graveled utility island between the pad and access road. The Wi-Fi network can be acquired from the most western sites nearest to the lodge. It is weak and subject to frequent disconnects. There is a very good sewer dump within the campground along a loop. The big plus and main feature of this State Park is the 2-acre, 72 F to 76 F. spring fed pool. It is within easy walking distance from the campground. There is a small clean restroom in need of upkeep and upgrading. Day users will sneak over to use the campground's restroom. During our stay the campground was quiet each night with extremely dark sky nights. Over nighters arrive in the late afternoon and leave early the following morning. So we had the campground to our selfs each day. Some of the sites have an enlarged ramada. A few are home for a couple hundred bats, which fly-out at dusk. We stayed here 10-nights and will likely return here anytime we are traveling on I-10. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This State Park has the pool as its main attraction and is well laid out with level sites. My only gripe are the showers which are push button, just on the side of warm and need some adjustment to the timing, come on guys 20 seconds of water per push in a park that has one of the largest spring fed pools pouring out over a million gallons of water per hour does not quite cut it. Overall the pool wins and hey just forget the shower. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at this park several times. The large, spring-fed pool is the centerpiece of the park, and we finally swam in it on this trip. We brought our masks and snorkels and stayed out in the deeper, less busy area of the pool. We were here on a weekend, so the shallower areas were somewhat crowded. The campground is in a desert area, with modest vegetation. We had a pull-through site with water, electric, and cable TV. Each site has a picnic table and shade cover. Verizon broadband was weak but usable, even with an external antenna and amplifier. The park is small, so there is not a lot to do other than swim in the pool and look at the reconstructed desert wetland (cienega). Nearby Davis Mountains State Park is a better "destination" park, but this one is a great place to spend a couple of nights, and is just a few miles off of IH-10. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here one night on our way out of state. The pool is amazing and is the main draw for this area. Locals come to swim and picnic. RV sites are well spaced. Sites are open (no trees), but we expected as much. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a fun place to stay! Amenities are sparse in the RV Park, but whatever is lacking is more than made up for by the gorgeous swimming pool and state park surrounds. This is a true oasis in the desert. No sewer hookup is available but there is a dump station. Showers and restroom are old but conveniently located and handicap friendly. The park rangers went out of their way to give us the best available pull-through site, which made it easy to leave our towing vehicle hitched and ready to depart early the next morning. We will definitely be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a neat and clean, well run state park. San Soloman Springs is a great swimming hole, the water is clean and warm. The park itself is a typical desert park with well spaced level sites. We probably wouldn't spend more than single night here but we would return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I only stayed here overnight and it was cold so didn't walk around the campground a lot. RV pull through sites have 15/30/50 amp electric, water, cable connection, covered picnic table, fire pit and charcoal grill. There is a Wi-Fi hotspot at the main office and I was able to get a good signal at my site using an external Wi-Fi adapter, speed was good. Verizon cell signal was good. Sites are large with a lot of room between sites. Not a lot of trees so the sites are not very private. Roads and sites are paved. Dump station located in campground. Campground was clean and well maintained. Interesting desert wetland area that you can walk around. About 10 miles off of I-10 but it is worth the trip if you want a nice clean campground to stay at. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an older park but we liked the layout of the RV spaces. Plenty of room between spots and several pull throughs. The surrounding scenery is beautiful. Very large fresh water pool and interesting history in this area. Rates are reasonable. We will come back to this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has an incredible pool which goes from 2' to 25'. The water temperature stays between 72-75 degrees year round. The bathrooms were clean. The park was very nice and a good place to stay with children. There were people in the pool when we stayed there. The pool size is approx. an acre. We would stay there again. The only negative is the showers were separate but the area where you would put your clothes was a common area. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This was our first time here in '09. The pool felt great and was crystal clear. Busy time of year with Spring Break in full swing. The park was totally full; lots of campers and trailers, but still very peaceful. Very quiet overall, cool breezes, and great views. Now to the not so great; seems that staffing is a bit shy, some trash blowing about the grounds and a couple of pocket motorcycles buzzing about at excessive speeds. Even after reporting the deficiencies and picking up some trash ourselves it did not seem to have an impact. The site we stayed at was not covered and the table was very worn due to weather. Some brush control would be a good addition to the park. The bathrooms were clean but could use some updates, fixtures were rusting and some were stuck running. All in all it was a great time and we will return; the pool can't be beat. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The previous review for this year (2009) described the park well. It is a clean, safe park. Only the pull thru sites have cable TV. The $14 camp fee does not include the internet reservation fee or the daily use fee. I would like to add that the park does not have Wi-Fi as stated on-line. They said internet hasn't worked in months and they knew of no plans to fix it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This price is just for the campground, you also have to pay the park entrance fee per person, per day. It actually worked out cheaper for us to buy a Texas State Park pass to cover the entrance fees. We've stayed here before and love it. It's about 5 miles from the I-10 so very convenient but far enough away that it's absolutely quiet and peaceful. The biggest draw back is that the sites don't have a dump but the showers were close and they were clean, but old. Each site has a table and benches under a shelter, plus a fire pit. The ranger lives on site so we didn't worry about security. The very best thing about this State Park is the huge, spring fed swimming pool. It is supposed to be the largest fresh water swimming pool in the world. When we were there at the end of January the water was 75 degrees and we loved swimming around with the catfish, turtles and numerous other water life. There are also a couple of diving boards that our children loved. If you happen to be passing this way make sure you spend a couple of nights here. We'll definitely be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our first outing as a family in the new Fifth Wheel. I have to say I was impressed with Balmorhea State Park. The pool is very refreshing but does get very busy with locals, tour buses, church groups, and divers throughout the day. Millions of gallons of water tend to attract lots of folks in this desert environment. We took our dips early and then enjoyed Balmorhea, Fort Davis, and other area attractions throughout the day. Quite camp ground over all, friendly staff, and is a nice base camp for exploring the Big Bend area of Texas. I would recommend making reservations ahead of time, most of the park was full even during the middle of the week, might be tough just to drop in and expect a site. Larger rig friendly, hook ups were in good condition. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stopped here one our way back to central Texas. Nice state park, but not very big, and there is not a whole lot to do outside of the park that doesn't require a 30 to 50 mile drive. The pool was magnificant, crystal clear, snorkels are a must. We stayed here two nights and I was ready to go, it was hot in the day and the pool gets pretty crowded during the day with picnickers and day use guests. McDonald Observatory is about 40 miles away, it was clowdy on our visit, and Marfa is 50 to 60 miles away to see the Marfa Lights, I passed on the extra driving. If I had it to do again I would have stayed in the Davis Mountains State Park. We drove into this park on or way back from the observatory, very big park, lots of trees and wildlife. Plus there is Indian Lodge, built by the CCC in the 1930s and by the looks of it very well kept. We supprisingly found a restaurant called Black Bear Restaurant in the Lodge and had a good meal. Balmorhea is a nice little park, just keep in mind all the locals and field trippers that come in to use the pool. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an extremely old park, and since it is in the desert there is not much scenery, except the lake. We were more than a little dissappointed with this park. The lake is really neat and it was not a bad park, but it was on the bottom of the list of parks we have visited. The park staff was grumpy and the only thing that kept the kids entertained was the rabbit running around. We cut our trip short and headed home. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an excellent stopover for a night or a place to use as a base to explore the Davis Mountains area. The cold clear spring water in the huge Balmorhea Springs pool is unique, and people come here from all over to scuba, snorkel and just plain swim in the waters year round. All the RV sites have covered picnic tables. These are adobe styled and painted white. The cable TV reception was excellent, and all utilities worked great. They have a dump station for campers to use. The only negative is that the Wi-Fi signal doesn't reach any of the RV sites. It does reach their motel rooms though. You can drive to the Entrance ranger station and use the Wi-Fi service, which you must purchase from TengoNet. With our discounts we paid $14.25 per night. We will return! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Small but great. Lots of room for big rigs too. There is Wi-Fi, but plan on spending time at the camp HQ to get the signal. Pick a site with a shelter to hide from the sun. The springs are great for year round swimming and diving. Several groups came in to do night dives. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Access in and out is good. The roads and sites are paved. Some sites have cable, and some have picnic tables under a pavilion. Rate reflects $5 per person park entry fee. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A typical state park--built in the 50's or 60's for travel trailers in the 22'-26' range when slide-outs were unheard of. Larger rigs might fit but just barely, and one has to hope their slide-outs also fit the site. The bathrooms needed renovation (missing shower curtains, soap dispensers, etc.) and overall a need to do a system renovation. This is a reflection of the poor state funding rather than the staff that served the park. The park supports a unique desert wetland environment that deserves greater priority from the state budget. The fee also is misleading. Although the camping fee is low, additional charges are added for each person or vehicle entering the state park. The total charge would be nearer $26 per day. Private parks in Texas normally provide a better product for this cost level. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The rate is based on the purchase of an annual pass. This is a nice state park and the employees were very courteous. They now have Wi-Fi available but you must be in the vicinity of the office to get the signal and it is a pay system. I sat at a picnic table just outside the office and it worked fine. None of the sites have sewer hookups. We enjoyed our stay here and even used the pool. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a wonderful park. The pool was refreshing and excellent for swimming and snorkeling. The sites are spread out and each has a covered picnic table and grill. We saw lots of rabbits and enjoyed the sunsets. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We had read about this park and wanted to see the spring/swimming pool. I think this park would appeal especially to those who are camping with children as they would get a big kick out of the pool. We were able to get a pull-thru site on the outside of the campground loop which gave us more privacy than those on the inside of the loop where you are pretty close to your neighbors. Besides the swimming pool, there is a small restored wetlands area and the grounds of the park are quite pretty. Accommodations are also available in San Solomon Springs Court which was constructed by the CCC out of adobe bricks made on site in the 1940s. Texas state parks have a rather complicated registration procedure and fee structure. There is an entrance fee as well as a camping fee. We would stay here again if we were in the area, but I don't think we would make it a destination stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The nightly rate was based on purchasing a Texas Park pass. A really charming CG with a warm water spring that is very busy, we were told, on the weekends. The spring was enclosed by the CCC and looks like a pool but it is a real spring and you will swim with the fishes. Although there is no shade, each site has a covered picnic area. Birding is excellent. Not much to do in the area but a great place to rest and recoup after a busy travel schedule. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Overall ok however there are several issues a potential camper must know about: 1. If not a Texas state park pass holder you must pay $5 per person per day (13 or older). This is not included in the camping cost. Example it was $32 per night for my family. 2. Camp ground portion is very sparse. No trees just basically cement, dirt and picnic table under cover. 3. No shower doors or curtains in the restrooms. Do not think that it is not a nice park to visit because the swimming area was great and the kids really enjoyed swimming there but it gets very crowed on weekends and holidays. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful desert oasis. It is a small park with the main attraction being San Solomon Springs. You can swim, snorkel or scuba dive in the crystal clear springs, the water is 20-25' deep at the deepest point. Davis Mountains State Park and the University of Texas McDonald Obvservatory are both nearby and worth a visit. All of the pull throughs are arc'd forcing you to turn when setting up with a big rig and making an awkward angle when hooking back up. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great little state park at a charming site in West Texas. Lack of sewer hookups makes it difficult for long stays but it's an interesting location. We would stay here should we pass through West Texas again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is truly is a desert oasis. Out in the middle of nowhere is the largest pool I have ever seen, built around an artesian spring that produces one million gallons per hour of some very clear water. A circular area of the pool 200 feet in diameter (and 25 feet deep) encloses the original spring. Two arms extend off this circular area, each about 300 feet long. One arm, which follows the original spring flow, is 25 feet deep. The other arm is 3 to 5 feet deep and suitable for small children. The campground can handle big rigs with many pull-through sites. Fee is $12 for water and electric plus $3 per person per day for the park entry fee. Not much to do here but swim in the pool, but after 3 days in Big Bend National Park with 105 degree temperatures, this was a welcome site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very interesting park. Has a large spring fed swimming pool. Interesting fish pools & streams. Park has motel & campground. Campground is not designed for big rigs-smaller motorhomes, small fifth wheels and trailers are fine. Sites are narrow, mostly pull-thrus that are blacktop. Park is clean and quiet. Great place for camping with kids. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Find this accidentally. Recently opened RV park. Many in Fort Stockton are full due to oil workers. Good place for passing through. Price based on Passport America. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a unique find!! We wanted to get into the Balmorhea State Park but they were full and suggested that we try Laird Ranch. This campground has one 50/30 AMP level site with water and sewer and then offer camping for two units with 110 volt needs and ample tent camping at $10 per night. They have a very clean restroom. We don't believe that many have discovered this spot. We camped and were all by ourselves on 5 acres. Beautiful view of the mountains. You need to call the Laird's to gain access to the campground. Nice folks that own it. I believe that the campground is a hobby. Would be a nice place for a family reunion, has a shade area with picnic tables and fire rings. Just one full hook up though. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A good place to stay overnight or even for a day or two. The rate is the PP rate. Hookups are easy to get to, and all work OK. These are pull through sites, so no need to unhook. Each site is attractively landscaped. We would certainly stay here again when crossing Texas --- good price, easy-in easy-out. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Passport America - can't beat the price for a nice long site with nice landscaping between sites. Plenty of room to maneuver. No #s on sites - make reservation that day and they put a cone out - pick out a site with a cone on it! No cable TV, antenna reception or wifi but for $10 who cares! Full store - a little pricey. There was a small bar - stopped in for a few minutes. Mainly caters to oil field workers. Would stay again for overnight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our rate was PA. This is a basic park for an overnight stay, right off the highway. There are no restrooms except off the restaurant in the convenience store. The lots have been landscaped and the park is clean. It was a good value. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a basic RV park but does not have bathrooms, showers, Wi-Fi or cable. It does have huge pull-thru sites with 20/30/50 amp electrical service. The electrical voltage was good. Verizon air card and cell phone worked well here All of the roads and sites are on packed gravel. All sites are pull-thru and can accommodate almost any rig including the tow without unhitching. All of the utilities were located in the near the middle side of the site. There are two sewers per site. One is way in the back (almost unusable) and the other one in the middle side of the site. There are some long term residents. There was freeway noise at night. There is also a café, saloon, and a fueling station (a bit pricy) on the premises. For a basic RV park, this was a very good overnight stop. I would definitely use this park again in the future. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The rate indicated is for Passport America and it's a bargain. Getting in/out from I-10 couldn't be any easier. At first glance this looks like a big gravel parking lot but as you approach your site you see the nice job they have done with "desert landscaping". Very easy negotiating our 40 ft motor home around the campground. Real close to I-10, yet it was quiet. The sites are solid, level gravel, pull-through, full hookup with 50 amp. Our Verizon cell service was 3 bars w/4G. Satellite TV reception was clear. This is a great find for an overnight stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price quoted is Passport America price. Good for an overnighter only. Has some full timers that have make their sites look nice. Sites have small trees, but no shade. Prices in small store are very expensive. $5.19 for a half gallon of milk. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great for an overnight. Just south of I10 at exit 212. Front pull-through sites receive light from large light at the store. This is useful for walking dog at night in large gravel field. Quick check in at office. Quite a variety of cactus adjacent to sites. Sites were clean. Hookups were clean. Rate was the PPA rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I rated this park excellent because it is easy on and easy off the I-10 coming from east to west. This park is at exit 212 from the interstate. Just go under the interstate and it is on the right. The signs aren't great and the office is not great. The rate is the Passport America. It was a safe clean overnight on a gravel pull thru with saguaro cactus and some leafless trees. Usually full hookups, but four days of freezing temperatures did the water system in. Beautiful views of the desert and the mountains. I wear ear plugs so did not hear any highway noise. Would definitely would stop here again even though there is no WiFi and no cable. One of the prettiest views and not just a gravel parking lot. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was once a nice park but has been neglected and has become run down. Trash, wood products, and items left there were scattered throughout the park. The nature walk area was grown up with weeds over our heads. The sewers were infested with sewer flies. The noise from the Interstate was so bad it kept us awake at night. The lady checking us in at the gas station next door was very unfriendly. This is a have to stop only for us. Would not stay there again. The price reflects the Passport America discount and is more than the park was worth. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a one night stopover park. The rate reflects the PPA rate. Regular rate is $20/night. Fifty amp power, water and sewer. Very little highway noise. There is nothing (shopping etc) in the area. The park is not well maintained, but it is reasonably clean. There is a small convenient store and a gas station. We will stay here again as it works perfectly into our schedule when we are traveling east or west on interstate 10. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was only one step above boondocking since we had electric. The restrooms were in the 24hr truck stop; didn't use them. The sites were gravel and level. There were a few full timers. There were no other campgrounds nearby, so we stayed here for one night using Passport America. We camped here in a Motorhome.
$10 is the Passport America rate. I wasn't sure about how to rate this place. If the sewer wasn't backed up for about six or eight sites (oh my gosh the SMELL), I would have rated it a six. We tried to stay here twice in the last six months, and the place was completely full, primarily with oilfield workers. Fortunately there was no issue dry-camping here both times. This time I was amazed to see several empty sites, so now we know why - the sewer doesn't work. Conveniently they didn't inform us at check-in about the sewer problem. Without the sewer problem, it's a pretty good place for an overnight assuming it isn't full of workers. Their little cafe is sometimes open and sometimes not, so don't count on getting a meal. We camped here in a Motorhome.
For an overnight stop you can't beat the passport price. The park is an easy off and on I-10. The gravel sites are fairly level and large pull-throughs. For water, sewer and electric the rate works. We hooked up the satellite easily. There is a saloon near the park but we didn't hear any noise. There is a lot of big truck traffic in and out but it didn't bother us. If we were in the area we would stop again. Don't expect a resort or any amenities - just a basic RV park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects Passport America: good for one night. Great place to stop for the night when going through west Texas. No frills but easy in and easy out with full h/u with 50 amp power. Will definitely stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is Passport America. Absolutely no frills. Find a site and then go check-in and pay at the gas station. Nothing else there, but a great location for an overnight. It's in the desert so there is dust, dust, more dust, and cactus. Will definitely stay again when passing by. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As others have said a nice overnight park. Restrooms in gas station/ cafe are very old. Long nice pull throughs. Rate is one night PA at $10 and 2nd at regular $20. Which, at $20 for full 50 Amp in a long pull through, is very good considering what you have to chose from between El Paso and Kerrville. Stayed extra night to see Springs at Balmorhea State Park but it was closed. Lots of cactus landscaping. Didn't notice I-10 noise, as we were at back of park. A definite good stopover. No Wi-Fi. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stay here twice a year and have always had a good experience. PA discount is $10 total. Hard to beat for FHU/50A/Sewer/Water. We plan our trips to stay here while crossing West Texas. The sky is so clear and a perfect place to view stars without city lights (if you are into star gazing). This is a "no frills" overnight place. Nice little restaurant/gas station next to it, and that is where the check-in and office is. Good long pull-throughs close to I-10. We feel this is the ultimate O/N place for a good night's rest and safe place to stay. We have stayed here at least twice a year since 2004. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park with easy to use pull through sites. It is just off I-10 in West Texas but far enough off the highway that road noise was not a issue. The rate was Passport America. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park (at Junction Texas 17 and I-10 @ exit 212) is a roomy, FHU, pull through park on gravel sites. They do offer diesel but at .30 per gallon higher than down the road stations. We didn’t fill up here. As a Passport Park (the $10.00 cash fee reflects the PA rate) they’re just fine for a night. Our Verizon Mi-FI worked fine as did our cell and satellite dish (Direct) but their restaurant appears to be out of order/gone. They don’t have cable TV and we saw no playground, but kids would be welcome. There’s really nothing here. A typical west Texas town. Being totally self contained (food/shower) is the only way to be comfortable at this facility. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really like this campground. Rate shown is Passport America rate. Long, level sites of reasonable width separated by a planting area with native cactus and other plants. There are trees at some of the sites, but they aren't really big enough to offer a lot of shade. Nice walking path through a bit of desert for humans and pets. Convenient off I-10 and near enough to Ft. Davis for a day trip. Gas station on premises. We will be stopping here again and would recommend it to others. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This rate reflects the Passport America discount. While there are no activities, this is the prettiest desert park we've stayed in. Each very long, level site includes trees and several kinds of cactus. We did not hear any highway noise even though it's right off the highway. Their ad says there's a restaurant and satellite TV: these are no longer available. We were unable to get any over the air TV stations. For an overnight stay, you can't beat this price. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Other reviews pretty much sum it up - Long pull-through, W/S/E (50Amp) sites. Although not fancy, well maintained, in an area with very few options. AT&T cell phone and Verizon 3G wireless card both had excellent signal strength. Just wanted to correct an earlier post as there are two sewer connections at each site. One at the back and the other more toward the center, so no problem for a motorhome to hook up (with tow attached). Rate reflects Passport America discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Ten bucks for a long 50 amp, full hookup, pull through. Passport America and either cash or credit. We went to the far end of the park and it was quiet enough. Verizon 3G worked fine. Certainly not fancy, but we will stay again when passing through. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice campground to stay in on the long, long trip across western Texas. There are no amenities but we were happy with it. Our rate reflects our Passport America membership. The sites are huge but built more for a 5th wheel with the sewer very much towards the back of the site. A motorhome with a toad would not fit unless it had a very, very long sewer hose. We used the sewer, unhooked it and then pulled forward into the spot. We noticed that the motorhome next to us had done the same thing. Someone had taken great care to develop and maintain some cactus garden islands between each site to add beauty to what would otherwise be a gravel campground. We would stay here again even without the PA rate. I did not see any restrooms or showers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is about all one would want. There were only a couple of campers there, so we were able to be pretty far away from the I-10 and it was nice and quiet. There is a big truck lot next door, but it was not much of a bother. No paperwork or problems, just pay your $10 and show your Passport America card and find a spot. There were people working to keep the place tidy. Very impressive- sure would like to see more campers, but it is out in the middle of nowhere. Good electric. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great, one night stop off I-10 at Exit 212. Part of a Travel stop with convenience store, bar, restaurant and fuel stop. Price reflects Passport America discount. Large level gravel sites, with cactus gardens separating the sites. Little noise from highway. Would have rated higher, if more amenities. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects PA rate. Found this park to be a jewel of a park for an overnight stay. Long, level sites with more than adequate entry and exit room. Will definitely keep this park in mind when passing through west Texas. Did not use the restrooms. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The $10 rate reflects the Passport America discount. This place is adequate for an overnight while transiting west Texas. It is basically a gravel lot with some rocks and cacti marking off the sites. If the wind is blowing, it can be very dusty (and the wind is usually blowing in west Texas). The RV parking is connected with a gas station/convenience store, and it was quite noisy during the middle of the night with 18 wheelers. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is Passport America. Just sign in and pick a spot. Cable TV does not work and we were told that on check in. Sites are level, long, and have ample width. Spoke to a couple other campers who use this CG when they pass through the area. We will use this CG on our return trip. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a Passport CG. We use it several times a year. This sites are long and flat, CG is quiet even though close to I-10. This is a little used CG but the price is right, generally you only see 3-4 rigs in the CG. Sites are long, plenty of swing space for big rigs. We have stayed overnight only. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Absolutely spooky. I am one of three rigs here, and one is a horse trailer that looks like it is in storage. If I wasn't so tired, I would go on. Truthfully, the sites are well laid out, long pull-throughs, the electric, water and sewer work. It looks like someone tried to have a nice RV park here, but no one came. If you need an overnight stop, it will work. There isn't much else out here to stop at instead. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nicely laid out, but unfriendly check in and dirty sites. Oilfield workers partied half the night and the semi trailers coming in and out for the truck stop was endless. Dust and noise. Would not stay again. We could not get into the state park, but found another small site nearby. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were excited to get there after reading the Woodall description and reviewing the Internet site. However, it is in the middle of nowhere and the so-called truck stop is just a service station with a large parking lot for trucks. The canteen or saloon was all boarded up. We did get to pick our own site but then there was no other customers in the entire location. I was not impressed with the person in charge when we checked in. Would probably try to pick another camp site if there is one close by. We camped here in a Motorhome.
For an overnight stop this place was great. Extremely easy to get in and out of without having to unhook our toad. There are restrooms and a shower in the convenience store, but only vending machines as a dinner option. We were told to pick our own site and had to check them out to find one with sewer in the right place for our rig. Nice and quiet. We'd stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park has a Nature Trail amenity; and good flat, pull-through sites. It's great for overnight traveling. Rate we paid was Passport America. Each site was groomed with desert landscaping. We would stay here again on our travels through West Texas. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The rate reflects Passport America. We pulled in not certain if the park was even open because they never answer the phone nor return calls. I even called Passport America to see if they were open. Arriving in the park we were very pleasantly surprised. The landscaped sites are wide and all sites are pull-through with easy access / egress. Although close to the highway, the noise level is very low. They even have an air station to take care of your tires as you leave. Payment is by cash or check. We might stay an extra day or 2 in the future if we need a quiet place to relax. Just be sure you have the supplies you will need when you arrive, as there are few options close. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Passport America rate. Good overnight stop right off the interstate. Has pull-though sites and is quiet. Not much in the way of amenities. The diner/snack bar is no longer in business. Tough to find in the dark as it is not well marked. It is that gas station right off the westbound I-10 exit 212! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is for Passport America. Pay in store. No amenities. It was quiet considering its next to I-10, and a large truck parking area. FHU 50 amp service on long level pull throughs. No TV service over the air. The Passport directory does say satellite TV, but there is none. Also I believe the restaurant is closed. Does not appear to be any bathrooms for the campground, but there may be some in the store. Verizon cell phone was very good. It is a great overnight stop with easy on and off the interstate. As a campground we rated this as a 5: for a good overnight stop it would be a 8 (we would rate Wal-Mart a 1). We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
$10 reflects one night stay with Passport America. Normal night $20. This is a beautiful park. The sites were all gravel but all are long, level and pull through. Very good overnight stay. 30 or 50 amp, full-hook ups. Good water pressure, desert landscaping. No office, you pay in gas station. Cash please. Good Internet connection, Verizon phone worked great. Sparse shade. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here using the Passport America discount. Good park for what it is: literally just to park. It's about the only thing at exit 212, besides the convenience store and gas station owned by the same people. You cannot get any reception on a TV antenna because it's out in the middle of no where. However it was worth it just to park and sleep for the night and be able to hook up to water, sewer and electricity. As close as it is to the interstate, it was pretty quiet. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very easy on and off I-10. They have tried to do desert landscaping and it actually is attractive. Nice long pull through sites. Very quiet even though it is next to the truck parking area. No TV reception via air, could pick up only 2 radio stations playing rock and hip hop (not our style). For the price it is OK for an over night stop. Nothing in the area to see or do either. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a great find! Large pull-throughs, nice landscaping, full hookups including 50amps for the $10 Passport America rate. Nothing around the area, but for an overnight stop this is a treasure! We'll stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Saddleback is a great bargain for an overnight stop and honors Passport America. All sites are 40' wide by 75' long, level, gravel, with full hookups, 50/30/20 amps. Each site is landscaped in a desert motif with native plants, cactus and has a small tree. We are in a fifth wheel so do not use campground bathrooms or showers. Easy I-10 on and off. Gas and convenience store at campground. Restaurant is no longer in business. We would stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Lovely place for a one night stop - we had good water and power, however it advertised a restaurant and it was closed last year according to the young lady on the desk. They also advertised satellite TV and there was none. Far too many cactus for our liking, and the sites are very narrow. When you step out your door you are practically in another person's site. For $10 I guess you can't complain, however they could really have a terrific place if they had Wi-Fi and widened the lots - there is plenty of space to do so1 We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a great campground for an overnight stay with full hookups for only $10 with Passport America discount. The sites are long pull-through sites although they are a bit narrow with 4 slides out. Very nice landscaping around the park and we would definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was the best deal of our trip! Wonderful overnight stay for a good price with our Passport America discount. We actually considered staying a day longer in order to rest up. Quiet, beautiful desert landscaping, with trees that were blooming. Downside was that there are no facilities for restrooms or showers. Restrooms at the gas station can be used, but they are not well-kept. Advertising states there is a restaurant there, but we did not see anything but snacks at the gas station. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is fantastic for an overnight stop between central Texas and El Paso. That is all it is, an overnight stop. The $10 rate is paid in cash, based on Passport America membership. DO NOT make a reservation on line. The $18 charged to my credit card by Reservation Friends disappeared, and the phone number for that company has a voice mail that all customer service people are busy with other customers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A great value with Passport America. Gravel sites very nicely landscaped considering it is in the desert. No cable working and I did not see showers or bathrooms except in truck stop. Great overnight stop...have a nature trail. New owner. We would stop again overnight...cheap and clean level sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I gave this park a "10" because it is perfect for an overnight place to stay. We did not even have to unhitch. The lots are gravel but are kept in a very neat, orderly manner. It is easy to find and just off the interstate but not near any noise. This is a "Passport America" Park. We paid one-half price of $10.00. Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a basic park for a stop over. There is nothing there except for a gas station which is where you register for the RV park. PA rate is $10 for full services. My Air Card would not work so no internet for 2 days. The cable TV only got one channel. Be sure and check the weather before leaving as winds are a problem in this area. We had to stay an extra day because of a wind storm and were glad we did. If you have time go down to the Balmorhea as they have a huge swimming pool that is fed by underground springs. We missed this as we chose to drive in to Fort Stockton which was a waste of time. We met some interesting people at happy hour as the rigs were pulling off the highway in the storm. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is a basic park for a traveler. It is just off the Interstate but noise is not a problem. The sites are all stone/gravel, large and clean. I was disappointed that the bar was not open as the wife and I love our happy hours but that is life during a recession. I would definitely plan to stop here during my travels up and down I-10 as there is fuel, a restaurant and a convenience store. The rate posted is a Passport Rate We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stopped here for an overnight. It's right off I-10 at the FINA truck stop, but the road noise was not an issue and we had a quiet nights sleep. The cable TV was not working, nor was the Wi-Fi working. When we asked about it, we were told that they weren't sure when they would be working again...even though they are offered on their website. There is a restaurant in the truck stop store (where you register for the RV park) that is open from 6:00 am to 2:00 PM, and there is another restaurant/bar next door. The bar is open every night, but the restaurant is only open on Saturday from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, where the food was less than satisfying...read: we would never eat there again... There was only one other fifth wheel along side us. The sites are neat and clean, each site is bordered with small stones and the entire park is small gravel, which was nicely maintained. This is a good place for an over night stop, but we would not want to spend more time than that. We would stop here again when passing through. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the Passport America rate. This is a no-frills park, good for an overnight stop. It is adjacent to a Truck Stop on Interstate 10, exit 212. The pull-through sites are spacious with plenty of room for slides. The hookups were perfectly positioned for our motor home. Although next to the interstate, I was not disturb by the road noise. The staff says they are working on providing WiFi. (866) 847-4398 We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is not a destination park, but if you need a place to stay for the night ,and you don't need any of their facilities, it will work just fine. The price is good for what you get - level, pull through sites,and full hook-ups. However, you do need to be self-contained as you would not want to walk to the gas station that serves as the office and bathroom facilities. The restaurant on site is very good. We had an excellent steak dinner! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites are long (100 ft. pull throughs) and level with little shade to block satellite dishes. We paid the Passport America rate of $10/night. There is a restaurant, not fancy, but OK for breakfast, a nature trail through 5 acres of desert. Ft. Davis and McDonald observatory are a day trip away. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped using Passport America. We couldn't use the water because the faucet was located under a hatch, and the hole was full of water. In the site next to us, the water connection was not available. We ran a hose over to another site, where the valve leaked, and filled our tank. We were alone in the park except for a travel trailer and a class C motorhome which were old and in poor repair. It was decent for an overnight stop We camped here in a Motorhome.
Only $10 with Passport America. This is a no-frills nightly stopover park just off I-10, far enough to not be noisy. All the sites are pull-thru with no need to disconnect. The sites are all gravel, nicely spaced with young trees. The parks are well behind a "saloon," gas station/convenience store, and cafe. There is also adjoining parking for truckers that I assume could also be used for overnight boondocking if you just need a place to park and sleep. Otherwise, not much else around. We camped here in a Motorhome.