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Balmorhea State Park

9207 State Highway 17, Balmorhea, Texas 79786 USA

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Fri 8a-8p
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“The World's Largest Spring-fed Pool!”

Dive into the cool waters of the world’s largest spring-fed swimming pool, which covers 1.75 acres and stays at 72–76 degrees year round. Scuba divers love the clarity even at a 25-foot depth. In addition to swimming and camping, the San Solomon Springs Courts offer motel-style retro lodging built by the CCC in the 1930s with a Southwestern adobe look; most units have kitchens. Canals along the Courts lead to a restored ciénega (wetland), where a window built below ground provides a fish-eye’s view of the underwater world.

For wildlife lovers, the San Solomon Springs is home to endangered fishes, assorted invertebrates, and turtles. Other animals include resident and migrant birds, deer, javelina, hawks, barn swallows, waterfowl, ground squirrels, roadrunners, and more.

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Reviewed by
bigcomfy

  • 2 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
February 2, 2014

If you're in the area, stop in for a quick dip in the pool. Yes, it will cost you 10bucks per car, but it really is a special place in the middle of nowhere.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Jim Thomas

  • Road Warrior
  • 67 Reviews
  • 21 Helpful
March 11, 2015
Rated 5.0

Really clear blue water. It is hard to believe it is really that deep. It was a little cool for swimming but we will plan a trip to come back here.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Nick Porter

  • Road Warrior
  • 30 Reviews
  • 12 Helpful
August 30, 2014
Rated 5.0

scuba camping? loved it. big for a spring fed pool. don't expect a lake.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
simon.keir

  • 3 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
August 19, 2013

this is an awesome and quaint camp site - the pool is beautiful - 100% recommended

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
jysharp2003

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
June 22, 2017
Rated 5.0

So many fans of this place. Get active though since the pipeline was approved and will impact this natural wonder. Write your congressman and stop the big oil pipeline!!

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Reviewed by
EllMartini

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
October 3, 2016

Love this pool. One caveat: watch your footing, if you walk in via the stairs -- slippery with aquatic plants like a little soft rug!!

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Reviewed by
LindaMather

  • 6 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
September 28, 2016
Rated 5.0

The campground was wonderful even cable tv if you want to pay for it. The day we left they had about 20 volunteers cleaning and pruning.

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Reviewed by
raych2014

  • 5 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0

It's beautiful. The water is so clear and it's amazing. The pools floor is natural but it is still a pool. Cool water and great for hot days. It's hard to leave

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Reviewed by
lillaurawho

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0

Definitely worth it! We stopped in for a quick swim on the way through. The water is crystal clear. The best part for the kids were the little fish and catfish in the water that you get to swim with.

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Balmorhea State Park

9207 State Highway 17
Balmorhea, Texas
79786 USA

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