• September 16, 2021

Tags : Balmorhea State Park

Balmorhea State Park grows through 643-acre land acquisition

AUSTIN—Balmorhea State Park is gaining some elbow room after a 643-acre land acquisition was recently completed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. This acquisition, which was seven years in the making, will increase the size of the 108-acre park seven-fold to a total of 751-acres and increase future opportunities for nature trails, nature watching […]Read More

Balmorhea State Park closure extended to Summer 2020

TOYAHVALE— After careful consultation with onsite contractors, officials with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department say that Balmorhea State Park‘s closure has been extended to Summer 2020. Via a Wednesday morning news release, officials shared, “The extended closure will allow contractors to continue diligently working towards completing the four major construction projects currently underway without compromising the visitors’ […]Read More

Balmorhea State Park Pool Reopens

Balmorhea State Park’s iconic San Solomon Springs pool has reopened to the public in time for swimming season following several months of restoration work. “We are thrilled to have the pool at Balmorhea open once again. The pool is a natural wonder that is enjoyed by visitors far and wide,” said Rodney Franklin, Director of Texas […]Read More

TPWF, Apache Corporation Raise $2 million for Balmorhea State Park

A $1 million contribution in support of Balmorhea State Park pool repairs was presented by Apache Corporation at a meeting of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Thursday. The check presentation marks the culmination of a $2 million fundraising effort led by Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF). The pool at Balmorhea State Park was […]Read More

Repairs to Begin at Historic Balmorhea State Park Pool

BALMORHEA— After months of thorough evaluations, repair to the historic Balmorhea State Park pool is set to begin. The labor-intensive job will repair the damage to the concrete apron used to stabilize the diving board along the east headwall after part of the structure collapsed during the pool’s annual cleaning in early May. Further geotechnical […]Read More

TPWD: Balmorhea State Park Pool Closed Until Further Notice

Officials with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department say, due to structural failure, the Balmorhea State Park pool will be closed until further notice pending repairs. Damage to the concrete apron under the diving board, which is used to stabilize the walls of the pool from erosion, was found during the pool’s annual cleaning this […]Read More

Entrance Changes Take Effect at Balmorhea State Park Memorial Day

BALMORHEA— Starting Memorial Day weekend, Balmorhea State Park will be limiting its day-use visitation to 1,300 park goers per day. This change is a new effort at Balmorhea to preserve the delicate resources at the park-including some threatened and endangered species- as well as the quality of experience park visitors expect to have. Park staff […]Read More

Environmentalists: Fracking Could Pollute Iconic Texas Park

ALPINE, Texas – Environmentalists are deeply concerned over plans by a Texas oil company to drill thousands of wells near iconic Balmorhea State Park in the Big Bend region. Houston-based Apache Corporation has leased 300,000 acres surrounding the environmentally sensitive park and plans to use fracking techniques to search for oil and gas deposits. Robin […]Read More

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