Balmorhea State Park swimming pool reopens on June 26, according to TPWD


The Balmorhea State Park swimming pool will reopen on June 26, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said in a Facebook post on Monday afternoon.

The day-use area will also be open to the public, but there will be light work by the pool, TPWD said. The courts of San Solomon, the campsite, the ciénegas and the rest of the park will remain closed.

The state park closed in September 2019 for “several maintenance projects including removal and replacement of the existing septic system, replacement of existing fencing surrounding the pool, additional roof replacements, ongoing facility improvements the San Solomon Campground and Courts, and the water control structure in the pool, ”said Stephanie Garcia, park spokesperson.

Visitors are encouraged to purchase a day pass in advance to secure entry. You can purchase passes 30 days in advance at Texas State Parks Online Reservations Center.

In 2017, Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine ranked the Balmorhea Pool as one of the 10 parks in Texas with the best swimming holes for cooling off in the summer.

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Last year, TPWD announced the expansion of the park after acquiring 643 acres of land, which increased the size of the park to 751 acres, creating more nature trails and scenic lookouts.

“There has been no development on the acquisition of the land, since this is a new acquisition, it is generally a longer process,” Garcia said.

The park is located in Toyahvale, about five hours west of San Antonio.

The opening hours of the swimming pool and the day-use area are from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. or at sunset.

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