It's crowded and I got the last pull-through site.
I left the Walmart parking lot in Fort Stockton about 8:30 this morning and arrived at Balmorhea State Park about an hour later, yeah that was a long hard day of driving so I'm gonna stay at Balmorhea State Park for two nights to rest up and recuperate from my 50 mile drive this morning.
Balmorhea is a nice little park whose claim to fame is a huge spring that flows 15 million gallons a day of crystal-clear water. There's a really big swimming area here that was built by the CCC guys back in the 1930s which changed this area from a wetland swamp into a giant swimming area with rental cabins, picnic areas, a campground, and irrigation ditches going to the farms and ranches, And at the same time leaving a large wetland area for the animals.
I just stopped in this morning to see if they had any space available and lucky me I got the only pull-through site they had available. There are pretty full at the moment but I see several back in sites that are empty but they're kind of small and laid out at a 90° angle from the narrow entrance road. If they hadn't of had a pull-through available I would've just kept going. Small back in sites are a nightmare for me and I often leave a campground a smoldering ruin by the time I get backed into a site.
Spring water as it leaves the swimming area
Part of the swimming area
The diving area, the water is 20 feet deep here and you can see the bottom as if there were no water there.
The main swimming area
The wetlands where the water goes when it leaves the swimming area.