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Eisenhower State Park 'Constellation' © Jenny Carter
This was taken from Fossil Ridge campground 160.
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Eisenhower State Park
'Constellation'
© Jenny Carter Photography

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This was taken from Fossil Ridge campground 160.

Eisenhower State Park
'Painting with Light'
© Jenny Carter Photography

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Campsite 160 in Fossil Ridge Campground

Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
'Aligator'
© Copyright by Pat Butaud

Odd colored aligator. January 2010

Dinosaur Valley State Park
© Karyl K Holloway

Balmorhea State Park
'Thousands of Fish'
© Allyson K. Ricketts

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A typical Autumn day in Balmorhea State Park, Toyahvale Texas. The water is crystal clear and is ideal for snorkel activities and scuba.

Dinosaur Valley State Park
© Karyl K Holloway

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
'Javelina'
© Dennis Eccleston

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The Javelina or Collared Peccary is a common sight under the bird feeders at least until the prickly pear cactus comes into spring flowering where they often fight over seed droppings while green jays often feed for these same seeds on their backs.



Texas's Big Bend Country Region Parks


4
State Parks
1
National Historic Site
1
National Recreation Area
2
National Parks

Parks in this region are near these Texas Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
EL PASO
DEL RIO
ODESSA

Amistad National Recreation Area
A splash of blue stands out against limestone cliffs. The honking of a great blue heron, interspersed with the descending trill of a canyon wren, can be heard off in the distance. This landscape, which at times appears stark and desolate, comes alive with color after a rainstorm. Amistad is a land of ........more >
Balmorhea State Park
Balmorhea State Park is located on 45.9 acres in the foothills of the Davis Mountains southwest of Balmorhea in Reeves County. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps CCC in the early 1930s, the park was deeded in 1934 by private owners and Reeves County Water Improvement District No. 1. The park was opened in 1968.........more >
Big Bend National Park
Big Bend is one of the largest and least visited of Americas national parks. Over 801,000 acres await your exploration and enjoyment. From an elevation of less than 2,000 feet along the Rio Grande to nearly 8,000 feet in the Chisos Mountains, Big Bend includes massive canyons, vast desert expanses, ........more >
Davis Mountains State Park
Davis Mountains State Park, 2708.9 acres in size, is located in Jeff Davis County, four miles northwest of Fort Davis, approximately halfway between Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Carlsbad Caverns, and Big Bend National Park. The original portion of the park was deeded to Texas Parks and Wildlife ........more >
Fort Davis National Historic Site
Set in the rugged beauty of the Davis Mountains of west Texas, Fort Davis is one of America's best surviving examples of an Indian Wars' frontier military post in the Southwest. From 1854 to 1891, Fort Davis was strategically located to protect emigrants, mail coaches, and freight wagons on the Trans-Pecos ........more >
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Rising from the desert, this mountain mass contains portions of the world's most extensive and significant Permian limestone fossil reef. Also featured are a tremendous earth fault, lofty peaks, unusual flora and fauna, and a colorful record of the past. Guadalupe Peak, highest point in Texas at 8,749 ........more >
Monahans Sand Hills State Park
Monahans Sandhills State Park consists of 3840 acres of sand dunes, some up to 70 feet high, in Ward and Winkler Counties, about a half-hour's drive west of Odessa. A majority of the land was leased in 1956 by the state from a private foundation Sealy-Smith Foundation until 2056 and was opened in 1957. ........more >
Seminole Canyon State Park
Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site in Val Verde County, west of Comstock, contains 2172.5 acres the park was acquired by purchase from private owners in 1973 - 1977 and opened in February 1980.........more >
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