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.