I'm sure we'll stop at more Texas State Parks before leaving the state. We really like the Texas State park system. For one, it has the easiest on-line reservation system of any we've used. No looking at a stick-figure map to pick out a camp site, hoping the the map is accurate, finding out it's not -- or discovering there's construction going on next door.
Instead, just reserve your nights, arrive at the park and for the most part pick out what you want. Also, for $70 you get an annual pass that covers entrance fees plus gives you 4 half-off coupons on stays over one night, which soon pays for itself.
Anyway. We like Balmorhea. Some pics and info below.
|Our campsite at Balmorhea included a stucco and tile-roofed ramada.|
|The park includes the San Solomon Springs Court Motel at the right. Along with most of the rest of the park, the motel was built by the CCC in the early 1940s.|
|A center piece of Balmorhea State park is the huge and deep swimming pool fed by the San Solomon Spring. It's a popular place for diving classes -- when I took this photo at least 40 divers were in the pool.|
|This cool-looking Methodist Church in Downtown Balmorhea was built in 1942.|