Don’t Plan On Spending Spring Break At Balmorhea State Park
The park is still closed for repairs and the completion date has been moved to Summer, 2020.
Balmorhea State Park, located about 2.5 hours east of El Paso, was closed in February of 2019 for some concrete repair and reopened in March, 2019. Some other work was deemed necessary though and it closed again in May, 2019. The additional projects are taking longer than expected though and the re-opening date has been changed to this summer.
Construction projects in progress at Balmorhea State Park include removal and replacement of all existing septic systems, replacement of the chain-link fence surrounding the pool to one made of wrought iron and limestone, reconstruction of the CCC pergola by the diving board, completion of repairs to the campground and San Solomon Courts, and renovations to the manager’s house and concession building. - tpwd.texas.gov
It sucks for "Spring Break-ers" but, summer is almost here! For those new to the area, Balmorhea is the largest spring-fed swimming pool in the world and a great place to camp and party. Learn more about it here and here.
Directions: Take I-10 East to exit 192. Exit 192 to FM 3078. Follow FM 3078 to the park. For more info, call (432) 375-2370.