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Balmorhea State Park To Expand Seven Times Its Size

By Carlos Morales Balmorhea State Park will soon stretch well beyond the walls lining its historic spring-fed pool, adding some 640 acres to the Far West Texas attraction. The expansion could include nature trails and scenic views, but won’t immediately … Continue reading

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Balmorhea State Park Closure Extended To Summer, As Widespread Repairs Continue

By Carlos Morales It’s been 6 months since Balmorhea State Park first closed to fix extensive maintenance problems across the entire 42-acre park—and those repairs will now keep the West Texas park closed at least until the summer. Multiple contractors … Continue reading

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Balmorhea State Park To Close For Six Months For Septic System Repairs

By Carlos Morales Beginning Sept. 3, Balmorhea State Park will close for extensive septic system repairs. Longstanding problems with the West Texas park’s sewerage have left visitors without access to showers in the pool bathhouses since at least last year. … Continue reading

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Project Works To Map And Monitor Aquifers And Springs Around Balmorhea State Park

By Mitch Borden At the base of the Davis Mountains, in Southern Reeves County, the San Solomon Springs feed the famous Balmorhea State Park pool, but the springs’ output of water has been declining over the past century. The drop … Continue reading

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Kick Off Your Shoes And Swim This Weekend, Because Balmorhea State Park’s Pool Is Reopening

By Carlos Morales After being closed for nearly 3 weeks, staff at Balmorhea State Park say the park’s historic, spring-fed pool will reopen in time for the holiday weekend. The most recent closure marked the second time in the last … Continue reading

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After Being Closed For 9 Months, Balmorhea State Park’s Pool Is Open For Swimming

By Carlos Morales One of the state’s historic swimming holes has re-opened after nearly a year of being closed. Often dubbed the crown jewel of West Texas, the swimming hole at Balmorhea State Park is considered one of the largest … Continue reading

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Apache Corp. Donates $1 Million To Balmorhea State Park, Creates Endowment Too

By Carlos Morales A Texas oil company is doubling its donation to a popular state park. The Houston-based Apache Corporation has said they’ll give $1 million to help repair damages to the pool at Balmorhea State Park in West Texas. … Continue reading

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Repair Work Begins At Balmorhea State Park Pool, Will Take ‘Several Months’ To Reopen

Repair work to the historic Balmorhea State Park swimming pool is officially underway. In September, contractors started the initial repair process. Officials say it’s still unclear just how long it will be until the pool reopens. 

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Closure at Balmorhea State Park Leaves Visitors, Businesses Adrift

Last month, Balmorhea State Park announced it would be closing its pool for an undetermined amount of time.  The reason: park officials say they found a crack in the pool wall and it could be unsafe for swimmers. For many, … Continue reading

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Balmorhea State Park Pool Closes After Structural Damage Found

If you’re in West Texas and planning on making a trip to the largest spring-fed swimming pool in the world, you’ll have to wait. That’s because Balmorhea State Park pool has been closed  due to “structural failure.”

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