Davis Mountains State Park, Fort Davis, Texas

Top Photo: View from our campsite.

Site #48, this site has electric & water, dump station nearby, 94 sites, 5,000 foot elevation. March 5 - 7th.

Overall Experience: smile

View looking down at our campsite. On the right of our motorhome, you will find our traveling Little Free Library setup.

We had a very short stay at Davis Mountains State Park, which we had previously visited a few times. Due to TX spring break, we could reserve only two nights. Maybe a short visit, but it still was enjoyable. The first evening was spent with the fun folks we first met at Rio Grande Village. They invited us to share their campfire and stories. When in the area, be sure to look for the alien processing station and the person from Jupiter.

The next day we went to Alpine to visit Steve Anderson at Big Bend Brewing and do a little grocery shopping. The brewery visit was interesting, as we got to talk with Steve and have the opportunity to see their expansion construction underway. After which, we stocked up on Big Bend brews.

That evening, we had a happy hour with Ray and Cheryl at their motorhome. We first saw them in the Rio Grande Village but didn't meet them until Big Bend Resort RV Park. We talked into the evening about all our travel plans and past adventures. We are both heading west, so I wouldn't be surprised if our paths crossed again.

A short walk from the campground led to the town of Fort Davis, where the actual historic Fort Davis was open for tours.

Local Flavor – Area Businesses We Enjoyed & Recommend (on this visit to the area)
Big Bend Brewing 3401 West Highway 90, Alpine, TX (no longer in business)

Davis Mountains State Park is a stunning natural oasis located in the heart of West Texas. Nestled within the rugged Davis Mountains, the park offers visitors a chance to escape the desert and immerse themselves in a lush, mountainous landscape.

  • The Davis Mountains are the second-highest mountain range in Texas, with the tallest peak, Mount Livermore, reaching an impressive 8,378 feet.
  • This "sky island" ecosystem provides a unique habitat for a diverse array of plants and animals, including the endangered Chisos Mountain columbine and the iconic Texas Longhorn.

One of the park's main attractions is the historic Indian Lodge, a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) project built in the 1930s that now serves as a charming hotel and conference center. Visitors can also explore the park's extensive network of hiking trails, which offer breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

In addition to hiking, the park provides opportunities for birdwatching, stargazing, and wildlife viewing. Visitors may see black bears, mountain lions, and a variety of migratory birds, including the Lucifer hummingbird.

Overall, Davis Mountains State Park is a true gem in the heart of West Texas, offering visitors a chance to escape the desert and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the region . Whether you're seeking outdoor adventure, historical exploration, or simply a peaceful break, this park is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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