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Balmorhea State Park, TX Events

June

8 - 11 Annual West of The Pecos Rodeo Pecos - Welcome to Pecos! Home of World's First Rodeo! Steer Wrestling, Steer Roping, Saddle Bronc, Calf Roping, Bull Riding, Bareback Bronc, Barrel Racing, T ... more

August

16Annual Cantaloupe Fly-in & Lions Club Pancake Breakfast Pecos

September

12Hawaiian Beach Party City Celebration Pecos - Brings an end to summer. Dress up Hawaiian-style. ... more

19 - 20 Diez y Seis de September Festival Pecos - Includes vendors, live music and much more from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday and noon to midnight on Saturday. ... more

20Diez y Seis de September Parade Pecos - Parade begins at the rodeo grounds and moves north on Cedar Street, turns right on 3rd and travels on to the festival. ... more

October

9 - 10 Reeves-Loving County Fall Fair & Livestock Show Pecos - Includes two days of continuous fun, games, food vendors, exhibits and much more. Livestock show is on Saturday. ... more

9 - 10 Reeves County Sheriff's Posse Championship BBQ Cook-Off Pecos - See who cooks the best barbecue west of the Pecos River. Dance is held Friday. ... more

16 - 18 Art Show Fort Davis - Kate Hoffman Art Association hosts a juried art show celebrating the Fort Davis sesquicentennial. ... more

22 - 12 Fort Davis Historical Site Sesquicentennial Celebration -- 150 Years Fort Davis - Includes grand parade, re-enactors, 19th-century crafts, artillery demonstrations, barbecue lunch, antiques and collectibles, Sesquicentennial Ball an ... more

November

13 - 16 Birdfest Balmorhea - Travel the bird grasslands, montane areas and wetlands on private ranches and in the Davis Mountains Preserve searching for Montezuma and scaled quail ... more

December

11 - 12 Frontier Christmas Celebration Fort Davis - Call or visit Web site for information. ... more

Balmorhea State Park Camping

Balmorhea State Park Camping
Visitors at Balmorhea State Park can enjoy swimming, picnicking, and camping. An honor box is located at the park entrance for those arriving after hours.

Facilities include restrooms with showers; campsites with a shade shelter and water; campsites with a shade shelter, water, and electricity; pull-through campsites with water, electricity, and cable TV hookups; campsites without a shade shelter, with water and electricity.

Visitors to Balmorhea State Park can enjoy a swim in the CCC-constructed pool and, if staying overnight, may choose to relax in one of the historic rooms at San Solomon Courts. The pool differs from most public pools in several respects: the 1 3/4-acre size, the 25-foot depth and the 72 to 76 degree constant temperature. It also has a variety of aquatic life in its clear waters. With a capacity of more than 3 1/2 million gallons, the pool has plenty of room for swimmers, while offering a unique setting for scuba and skin diving. Scuba divers must meet safety regulations.

Balmorhea State Park Cabins

Balmorhea State Park San Solomon Courts
Balmorhea State Park San Solomon CourtsVisitors to Balmorhea State Park can enjoy a swim in the CCC-constructed pool and, if staying overnight, may choose to relax in one of the historic rooms at San Solomon Courts. San Solomon Courts are an early expression of the modern-day motel, constructed by the CCC of adobe bricks in a Spanish Colonial style with stucco exterior and tile roof.

San Solomon Springs Courts has rooms with and without kitchens, a dining hall/meeting room. All of the rooms at San Solomon Courts are now designated as non smoking with the chemically-free San Solomon Springs pool. A bathhouse, a playground, a concession building (open during the summer months, an outdoor sports area, and picnic sites are all located nearby.

Balmorhea State Park Scuba Diving

Balmorhea State Park Scuba Diving
Balmorhea State Park Scuba DivingSan Solomon Springs at Balmorhea State Park fill a 'cienega' (desert wetland) and the canals of a refugium are home to endangered species of fish, assorted invertebrates, and turtles. The pool differs from most public pools in several respects: the 1 3/4-acre size, the 25-foot depth and the 72 to 76 degree constant temperature. It also has a variety of aquatic life in its clear waters. With a capacity of more than 3 1/2 million gallons, the pool has plenty of room for swimmers, while offering a unique setting for scuba and skin diving.

Visitors can enjoy swimming, picnicking, and camping. An honor box is located at the park entrance for those arriving after hours. Scuba divers must meet safety regulations.