Davis Mountains State Park

Fort Davis, Texas
Public Park
8 reviews


Daily: $20-$30 Reported over 2 years ago
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  • Water
  • Electric
  • 50 Amp
  • Sewer
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Cable TV
  • Pets Allowed
  • Tents Allowed
  • Pull-Thru Sites
  • Shade Trees
  • Big Rig Access


Stayed: 02/08/18 to 02/10/18

“Bureaucratic Incompetence”

Bureaucratic Incompetence
PROS: Hiking, close to McDonald Observatory, thorough ranger talks, good water. Beautiful scenery.

CONS: Paid $20 too much due to state park reservation system bureaucratic incompetence*1. Too smokey due to a “Prescribed Burn” program in the park. No cell coverage*2. Picnic table on wrong side of rig. Unreliable electric pedestal: had to wiggle the connection to get it to work. Then the electric went up and down during the night, repeatedly tripping the transfer switch in the rig. I called maintenance and all they did was reset the breaker. It should have been replaced since it could damage the rig. Restaurants in the town of Fort Davis are expensive: $13 for a burger and milk shake meal and $18 for a gourmet burger meal. Boring downtown historic district walk: only three expensive specialty shops and some hotels were open: not unique, not interesting to us. Cops are crawling the town looking for the slightest infraction. There are flashing speed signs: I was one MPH over the limit, the sign flashed and and a cop got on my tail. He did not stop me though. Dump station and picnic table on wrong side. Not customer focused.

*1 We had to make two reservations to stay two nights due to the prescribed burn program. Upon arrival, when we tried to settle this clerical mistake, they charged a $10 reservation change fee since the reservations were already made online. The ranger had no remorse that their incompetence that led to the overpayment and we were not happy. Their business motto is “Satisfaction not guaranteed”. Texas State Parks charge a daily use fee PER HEAD: very expensive. For a family of five, this could cost up to $280 per week.

*2 AT&T and Verizon coverage maps showed coverage in the campground. However the reality was ZERO coverage since the campground is in a “bowl” of mountains.
Stayed: 10/13/17 to 10/14/17

“Great Texas State Park”

We have stayed here previously and enjoyed the scenic views and wildlife that wanders right through the park. Has a variety of facilities which are all well maintained. We visited the McDonald Observatory and Fort Davis both which are close by. 
Stayed: 02/07/17 to 02/09/17

“Nice park”

Nice park with separation between sites and lots of trees. Services hookups if you want them.
Stayed: 09/04/15 to 09/07/15

“Plenty to do in and around the park”

We camped in the electric/water only site due to the heavy season. There were plenty of birding classes to occupy our time. There are plenty of trails to walk. McDonald observatory is near by but the weather was a problem this time. Marfa is close by also for the festival.  This park is a must for the kids.  We camped there in a fifth wheel.

“Awesome Pacrk”

Nice hiking trails. Very beautiful location. Restaurant in park is great. 
Also close to McDonalds Observatory.
Thumbs up !!
Stayed: 06/19/14 to 06/25/14

“Very Nice Park”

Conveniently located close to McDonald Observatory - a MUST do!   Full hookups are nice - some sites are located close enough to WIFI to pick up the signal and there are cable TV hookups.   Good bird watching blinds.
Stayed: 09/12/14 to 09/14/14

“Very good camping”

As state parks go, this is one of the best we have stayed in. Full hookups and cable. The odd thing was that the TV cable was on the curb side of the trailer as opposed to the street side where all your other hookups are. The staff was very nice. There are plenty of trails. Don't forget to visit Fort Davis. We camped there in a travel trailer. 
Stayed: 04/30/14 to 05/01/14

“Great Park”

Full power and cable!!!  Has bird sanctuary. Loved just watch the different types of birds behind glass wall.

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