Our last water stop was the beautiful Balmorhea State Park. The spring fed pool was built by the CCC between 1936 and 1941. The water is around 72 degrees year round. We had a beautiful morning swim chasing fish and turtles. If you have not visited this Texas Treasure, add it to your travel list.
For our third spring, we had to drive on El Camino del Rio. The scenic drive along the River Road (Texas FM 170), following the meanders of the Rio Grande, is among the most spectacular in the nation. You can take this road to get to Big Bend State Ranch Park, another favorite park of … More West Texas Water Tour: Chinati Hot Springs
The second natural spring was the hot spring in Big Bend National Park. Big Bend National Park is one of my favorite parks and I have visited many times, you can check out my past visits on previous blog posts. The hot spring in Big Bend is located next to the Rio Grande in … More West Texas Water Tour: Big Bend National Park
While Texas can be extremely hot and dry, the secret to stay cool is the cold springs and the secret to relaxation is the hot springs. In January 2017, as a far well tour before I left the country for a few years, my friends and I decided to do what we called the “West … More West Texas Water Tour_ Fort Clark Springs