Get gas in your car and pack your suit, we're going on a road trip. Let's dive into Balmorhea State Park's spring-fed pool!

After two years of waiting on repairs, Texans can get back to the water at Balmorhea State Park. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced this week that the pool at Balmorhea State Park will reopen on Saturday, June 26.

If you haven't ever heard of Balmorhea State Park, you've been missing out big time.

You know everything is bigger in Texas and Balmorhea State Park boasts the world's largest spring-fed pool! More than 15 million gallons of water flow through the pool each day, gushing from the San Solomon Springs. This spring-fed pool gets up to 25 feet deep, covers 1.3 acres, and holds 3.5 million gallons of water.

Texas Parks and Wildlife/ Balmorhea State Park/Youtube
Texas Parks and Wildlife/ Balmorhea State Park/Youtube

It's cold clean beautiful water. Check out the year-round temperature.

Hey, Texans love all bodies of water especially during summer, but you've got to admit there are some days in summer when the Gulf is even too hot!

Check this out, the water temperature at Balmorhea State Park stays at 72 to 76 degrees year-round.

Here is one of the great videos on Youtube about Balmorhea State Park and the fun you can have at Balmorhea State Park from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Youtube page.

Yes you can scuba dive, camp, and spend days on end exploring the restored cienegas (desert wetlands), home to endangered fish and other wildlife.

Texas Parks and Wildlife/Youtube
Texas Parks and Wildlife/Youtube

Doesn't that video just make you want to dive in? Yep, us too!

How do we get there?

The park is located four miles southwest of Balmorhea on State Highway 17, in Toyahvale, which is seven hours away. It's a drive, but from what we've seen here, its worth it.

You can make reservations by calling 512- 389-8900

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