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“Balmorhea = Rattlesnakes, Birds and Springs”
Review of Lake Balmorhea

Lake Balmorhea
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Balmorhea
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Reviewed 19 April 2015

Finding a body of water this size in this part of Texas is a little unusual. If you want to swim, head on down the road to Balmorhea State Park. We didn't fish so I can't comment on that but a big variety of birds can be found here. While driving thru the brush on an unpaved road, we were lucky enough to spot two large Rattlesnakes in what appeared to be a territorial fight.That in itself was enough to give this 5 stars! Balmorhea is an interesting little town mostly known for the Balmorhea State Park and the large spring-fed swimming pool. The Springs even meander thru town via a concrete viaduct! Worth a side trip if you're ever in this part of Texas.

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Reviewed 28 October 2014

Went to Balmorhea state park for a outing with our local dive shop in San Antonio. We were treated to some fantastic, clear, beautiful water. Very relaxing dive, max depth was 25 foot.

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Reviewed 2 October 2014

We'd seen photos of some beautiful areas of this lake but when we got there, it was a wide, open fishing lake. We came to swim & there's no swimming here! We weren't prepared to fish so didn't but others we spoke with loved it!

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Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

We camped at the lake after a long day at the state park. It was so beautiful! There aren't really any bathrooms though (except for up a hill and they're pretty gross) so if you don't mind actually camping then this is a great spot. It was quiet and peaceful. I would recommend camping here over camping at the state park because is assume that would be quite noisy. At night it cooled off quite a bit and it was nice to be able to look at all the beautiful stars while laying on the picnic table.

4  Thank chelseanrtx
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

Lovely small lake in the desert however, you must pay a fee to look at it. There is no swimming allowed which doesn't make sense. It's in a desert, swimming and cooling down in it seems logical.

5  Thank cswbkw
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