TX - Davis Mountains SP (Ft Davis)

Discussion in 'Texas' started by Oldtimer69, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. Oldtimer69

    Oldtimer69 New Member

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    This park is off the beaten track some. You have to want to come here. But worth the extra drive. Location is in West Texas, maybe 50 miles south of Pecos Texas. Park is clean, well maintained, has a lot of campsites, many with electricity and water (Tent sites only, maybe not). Park also has a nice Lodge and a restaurant (I think). Campground is located in a little valley between ridges at altitude of 5000 feet more or less. Park just a few miles from Historic old Ft. Davis, an old West cavalry post. Worth a definite look-see. Only a couple gas pumps in town it seems, so watch your gauges. During week, lots of room, Fri and Sat, I'd call first. Daytime temp was 85 to 95 but park high enough for shade to be OK, some nites were cool. Campground has enough small trees (scrubby Oak and Juniper maybe) that most sites have some shade at least part of day. Tent sites are along the (dry) stream bank with lots of those scrubby trees - plenty shady.

    Tony
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  2. Pecos_Drifter

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    One of my favorite parks in the system, just got back from 7 days of camping last month!!

    Robert
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  3. Calman

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    I've seen the signs many times coming through TX but the only place I stayed was at Balmoral SP. Didn't particularly like having to pay an entrance fee on top of the camping fee but the natural spring fed lake was worth the extra $$$.

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  4. Oldtimer69

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    Cal .............. oldtimer here.

    Yes, I've griped about Texas parks charging entrance fee on top of camping fee ever since I moved to Texas 40 years ago. They still do it.

    Tony
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  5. ogeer3

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    Yes, I think the entrance fee is to make sure no one gets to use the park for free, not even for the day. I always get the annual Texas SP Pass. It doesn't take long to pay for itself.

    Happy Camping!

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  6. srds

    srds Freeport,Texas

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    One of my favorite fall camping getaways

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