Davis Mountains State Park
Park Features & Amenities
Pull Through Sites:
Full Hookup Sites:
Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover
Utilities & Amenities
Power: 50 Amps, 30 Amps
Wish we had time for a longer visit
We were looking for a single night's site without a reservation and while we lucked out for a Tuesday night, we also learned that they regularly fill up on weekends and there was a special event that had the park full Wednesday through Sunday.
The sites are generous and easy to access. There are sites with 30 or with 50 amp service, some with water, and sewer, others only with water. The park roads are adequate for our 40 footer with tow attached.
There are trails, a Skyline Drive, a lodge (dating back to the 1930's but well cared for. I wish we'd had time for a longer stay.
We stayed here from September 27 through October 6th in a 40 foot motorhome. Site #10 had plenty of room for the motorhome and Jeep. This is an excellent base for visiting McDonald Observatory and Big Bend National Park as well as other attractions in the area. WiFi connection was excellent as was the cable tv (on the few times we were there to watch).
A simply outstanding campground in the stunning Davis Mountains!
Can’t really say enough good about this park. From a nature point of view it’s stunning. The campground is set beautifully in a small valley at 5,200 feet in the Davis Mountains surrounded by hills and miles of hiking. There’s a large selection of sites all the way from primitive to full-hook-up (with cable!), all of which have paved surfaces, decent separation and pretty views. Lots of activities to do in the area from hiking and biking the hills, to sight-seeing only ~3 miles away in cute and quirky Fort Davis (check out the Broom Shop, Stone Village Market (health food), the Rattlesnake Museum and Fort Davis Historic Site) to star-gazing at the McDonald Observatory (I highly recommend attending a night-time “Star Party“) to gardens and scenic drives. Unfortunately our time here was cut far too short by the fires, but there’s no doubt we’d love to come back and stay for an extended time. A gem of a place!
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Extra Info: Verizon network “iffy” here. Our smartphone had small bursts of 3G, but also periods of no connectivity at all. Aircard had no connectivity, but we were able to get online reliably with external antenna/amp. Sites cost $10/night for water, $15/night for 30Amp/water and $20/night for full hook-up (50Amp/water/sewer and cable!). FHU are reservable online and book-up fast. Additional $5/day/person entry fee (waived if you have Texas State Park Pass). On-site dump station.