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Photos: Amid Ongoing Renovations, Balmorhea State Park Reopens To Public

With the park’s long-awaited reopening, staff are capping the number of daily visitors at a lower number than normal — down from 900 to 650 — due to ongoing construction in the park.

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For First Time Since 2019, Swimmers Will Be Able To Dive Into Balmorhea’s Waters Again

Balmorhea State Park will officially re-open on June 26 to visitors for day use only. The announcement comes after years of maintenance problems, which forced intermittent closures.

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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 six 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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As Oil Field Workers Flood Balmorhea With RVs, The Small Community’s Economy Is Revitalized

By Mitch Borden In the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert, at the base of the Davis Mountains, the San Solomon Springs fill a pool at Balmorhea State Park. It’s considered a crown jewel of West Texas and people from all … Continue reading

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Says Erosion Caused Structural Failure at Balmorhea Pool

After months of evaluations, Texas Parks and Wildlife is naming erosion as the primary cause of a structural failure at Balmorhea State Park Pool. The popular summer swimming hole has been closed since May, when a part of the pool … 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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