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Swimming here was a dream come true. Jump off one of the many diving boards into CRYSTAL CLEAR... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
kaitlin8899
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Chicago, Illinois
Amazing area

The lodges at the park are undergoing renovations and will be closed until mid 2019, however the... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Johnny B
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Burleson, Texas
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A 48-acre park in the western desert fed by a special underground spring.
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State Hwy 17, Toyahvale, TX 79786
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+1 432-375-2370
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

My family and I were looking for a place to stop for a picnic lunch on a long road trip. We found this park online and were close enough to give it a shot. We had our swim trunks packed and the spring fed pool...More

3  Thank Bill B
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited this park in late April. We had hoped to swim in the spring, but the weather was cool, even though the water temperature was 72 degrees. I was disappointed with the facility. The copywriters are very good at building up...More

3  Thank Rotorbabe
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Swimming here was a dream come true. Jump off one of the many diving boards into CRYSTAL CLEAR WATER. When i say clear i'am not joking, some areas are 27 feet deep and you can see all the way to the bottom. Make sure to...More

1  Thank kaitlin8899
Reviewed 12 March 2018

The lodges at the park are undergoing renovations and will be closed until mid 2019, however the park is still open. They have RV and camping as well as the spring, which is really the draw anyway. The history of the area and the shear...More

1  Thank Johnny B
Reviewed 4 February 2018

This place is absolutely amazing! The natural spring pool is so clean and you can enjoy lots of fish and vegetation. The temperature is supposed to be between 76-78 degrees and it feels quite comfortable, even during winter.

1  Thank ikhandoit2
Reviewed 13 December 2017

I LOVE YOU, BALMORHEA. Swimming here should be on every Texan's bucket list! So when you're swimming in Balmorhea State Park, you're swimming in San Solomon Springs. The water is crisp and chilly and feels oh so good after during a hot West Texas summer...More

3  Thank Alexis B
Reviewed 22 November 2017

This was a planned stop during our road trip but unfortunately when we arrived the park was closed, even though the hours on the sign stated that they should have been open.

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

We drove 6 hours out from Austin for a few day trip to west Texas and this was our first stop. It is $7 per person, not per car, kids are free. The price is absolutely worth even a short visit in my opinion if...More

Thank Simone T
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This water is crystal clear. I took my daughter (junior cert - 12 years old) on our first unguided scuba dive. The water is clear as a diamond. Very safe in my opinion. Seaweed covers the floor for the most part. There are a few...More

Thank Maderazo
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful huge and historic pool well worth the $7 day use fee. Pool is up to 25ft deep and super-clean. Fairly warm. Well worth a special side-trips if in the Big Bend region.

Thank GlynCarre
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Erin R
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Response from k3nme2 | Reviewed this property |
Answer continued: I did see picnic tables, but they were all taken by the time we arrived.
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Response from Sarracenia | Reviewed this property |
Best thing is to call the office to be sure.
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Response from txmarks4 | Reviewed this property |
When we went in early November the rest rooms were clean. It was off-season, after Labor Day, but the park was clean, well kept and the bathrooms stocked with supplies. As an FYI - this is a state park and was built... More
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