Swimmers, Rejoice: Balmorhea State Park Is Reopening

Swimmers, Rejoice: Balmorhea State Park Is Reopening

balmorhea swimming hole reopensWHO: Anyone planning a West Texas trip this summer. WHAT: Balmorhea State Park’s beloved spring-fed pool, which will reopen later this month for the first time since September 2019. WHY IT’S SO GREAT: The 85-year-old, 3.5-million-gallon pool offers respite from the heat and a chance to swim with endangered fish. My favorite memory from Balmorhea State Park, about 32 miles north of Fort Davis, is from a chilly October morning almost six years ago. When my husband and I arrived at the sprawling pool area around 10 a.m., the crystal-clear water caught the morning light, practically glowing in an alluring shade of turquoise that seemed better suited to the Caribbean than the West Texas desert. As always, I marveled at the sheer size of the…View Original Post

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