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Davis Mountains State Park

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Park Road 3, Fort Davis, TX 79734
+1 915-426-3337
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Davis Mountain State is home of McDonald Observatory. Visit in day and go for star watch at night... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grapevine, Texas
Beautiful location with many activities.

West Texas is a little known treasure in Texas. I love this area! Davis Mountains State Park... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Braunfels, Texas
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The scenic landscape is great for bird watching, biking and more.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“skyline drive” (49 reviews)
“indian lodge” (118 reviews)
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Park Road 3, Fort Davis, TX 79734
+1 915-426-3337
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Davis Mountain State is home of McDonald Observatory. Visit in day and go for star watch at night. During day there are many hiking trails. Go to the city and have a meal at the drug store converted to a restaurant. In the area (25...More

Thank David3302
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

West Texas is a little known treasure in Texas. I love this area! Davis Mountains State Park offers full RV hookups, camping sites and so much to do such as hiking for all levels, birding, wildlife viewing, interesting variations in terrain and peaceful quiet. There...More

Thank Sunlovinj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite state parks in Texas. Do the hike that starts at the bird watching station and ends at the Indian Lodge. It is amazing.

Thank ACWilson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a few hours "scouting" this park for future camping trips. The campsites seem a little crowded in some loops, and the restrooms could use some renovating. This alone kept me from giving the park an "excellent" rating. As for the park itself, the...More

Thank RedPondRanch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I truly love this little park. There are some really beautiful, fairly strenuous hiking trails up on top of the mountains as well as a beautiful drive to Scenic Overlook. There is a somewhat half-decent restaurant here that is open, I guess sometimes. There are...More

Thank peaceseeker X
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the park on several occasions. The park personnel are always helpful. We did the CCC Trail up and the Skyline trail down and liked them both.

Thank Libby T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed January 2017 and really enjoyed it. Nice hiking, near the Chihuahuan nature center, McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis. Stayed in an RV in the park and ate one meal at the restaurant. Saw deer and javelina in the park. Wifi and cell phone service is...More

Thank Colleen_Lingle
Reviewed 14 December 2017

On our week-long trip to the Big Bend area in September 2017, we went to 1 national park, 1 national historic site, 1 national historic landmark, 4 state park, and 1 state historic site. Davis Mountains was a nice park and we enjoyed the short...More

Thank Alexis B
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited Davis Mountains State Park Thanksgiving week. We Hiked the Skyline Trail. It is a moderate hike. I am 61 with Asthma and loved the challenge. We started at 2 pm and reached the summit at 5 pm. Not too shabby...More

1  Thank Bobbie P
Reviewed 20 November 2017

made the scenic drive during the hours between the daytime and after dark programs at McDonald Observatory. Does not offer the scenic overlooks or forest glades of other mountain areas, but still beautiful. Well maintained roads and not crowded. Since there's not much else to...More

Thank AixTex
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29 November 2017|
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Response from Charles M | Reviewed this property |
There is no where to swim at the park, but Balmorrhea State Park is about 33 miles away.
Gagan G
15 November 2017|
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Response from Steve H | Reviewed this property |
A day isn't enough time, period. A super short hike, maybe check out the fort, going to the observatory during the day would eliminate what it's made for. Going to Marfa would be very time consuming. I go to places like this... More
26 October 2017|
Response from Ranleigh | Reviewed this property |
It's in Marfa. Actually outside of Marfa on Highway 90 near Valentine, Texas between Alpine and Marfa. You cannot miss it. Search for "Prada Marfa" for more details.