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Balmorhea State Park - My Campsite at Sunset

Balmorhea State Park

Balmorhea State Park - Swimming Pool

Balmorhea State Park

Balmorhea State Park

Balmorhea State Park

Balmorhea State Park


I walked around Balmorhea State Park and enjoyed seeing the huge swimming pool and the fall foliage.

Balmorhea State Park is located on 45.9 acres in the foothills of the Davis Mountains about four miles southwest of Balmorhea in Reeves County. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the early 1930s, the park was deeded in 1934 by private owners and Reeves County Water Improvement District No. 1. The park was opened in 1968.

The 77,053-square-foot San Solomon Spring is the focal point of Balmorhea State Park. From 22 to 28 million gallons of water flow through the spring-fed swimming pool each day. Other CCC structures in the park include a limestone concession building, two wooden bathhouses, an adobe superintendent residence and San Solomon Courts (type of motel) constructed of adobe bricks. All of the CCC buildings were constructed in a Spanish Colonial style with stucco exteriors and tile roofs.

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