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Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site

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Address: US Highway 90, Comstock Val Verde County, TX 78837
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(432) 292-4464
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08:00 - 16:45
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:45
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Park with spectacular views and some quiet campsites.

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This place will wear you out if you like hiking and trails! Bring good shoes, lots of water, a camera, and don't even think about bringing your bike on the Canyon trail unless you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
wmcbryde21
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Vidor, Texas
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Vidor, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place will wear you out if you like hiking and trails! Bring good shoes, lots of water, a camera, and don't even think about bringing your bike on the Canyon trail unless you just want to hike your bike. Close sites and the showers don't have individual curtains.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Texas does an outstanding job of operating their Texas State Parks. The Park Ranger at the Visitor Center desk was extremely professional and helpful. Nearby Amsted National Recreation Area was on site with a team from their Outreach Education staff conducting a program for local school children. Great outreach!!

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1 Thank cwt2015
Houston, Texas
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111 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We visited Seminole Canyon State Park in November 2016. We camped here in our popup camper. Our site was very nice! It was flat, level and quite roomy with a nice big covered picnic table and fire pit. The visitor center was really cool. It had a nice display of the fate bell area. We were able to take the... More 

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Thank randolphclan
Odessa, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Visited this park with my family. We were planning to take a tour of Fate Bell Canyon, but it was drizzly, so the tour was called off. We hiked the Rio Grande trail instead, and had a great time. The real prize is the overlook of Panther Cave and the confluence with the Rio Grande. It was absolutely gorgeous. This... More 

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moab
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Step back in time thousands of years to the era of the Desert Archaic Peoples. Visit their magnificent Cave Rockshelters and view the incredible Rock Art masterpieces they have left for us. This is a magical place, It will require you to be fit and adventurous- Soooo worth the effort. Visit Fate Bell Shelter- easy hike. For the hardy, schedule... More 

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houston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on our way to Big Bend and it was the perfect midway point. The canyons are beautiful and you can only go with a guide. Check before going for times. The tour lasts an hour and a half and requires you to walk down 200 steps and then climb back up as well. There's a nominal entrance fee... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Traveling from the southeast to west Texas is a long trip, and this well groomed State Park is a wonderful place to rest, see historical sites, and enjoy a beautiful vista. The park is perched just north of the Rio Grande and Mexico on the canyon bluff, so the park can be quite windy at times. There are no trees,... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I signed up for two guided hikes which were the Upper Canyon which was about four hours and the Fate Bell Shelter which was about two hours. I will first note that if anyone chooses the Upper Canyon tour, make sure to wear pants and a long sleeve shirt. During this hike, the only actual trail is at the very... More 

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Thank jyso
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Seminole Canyon is a muse-see if you are ever in the Del Rio area. Take the walking Art Cave tour where they will take you to the caves where Native American rock art from 4,000 years ago can still be seen on the cave walls. Our tour guide was Carl and he was very descriptive and gave us a history... More 

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Thank Derek J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We booked a campground for one night. The campsites are clean and include nice, new restrooms. Check the weather before you go - due to the campsites being on an exposed ridge we were unable to stay due to 20 mile an hour winds and lightening.

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