Trips around Marfa

Balmorhea State Park Pool

We had a great outing here, and did some amusing people watching. This pool is the largest spring fed pool in the world at 3.5 million gallons of water. It was built by the civilian corps in 1930, and there are fish living in it – people go snorkeling and even scuba diving here. The water is a beautiful blue and in the summer heat the natural coolness is amazing.

Note that they don’t provide towels or amenities really of any kind (beyond basic changing rooms and toilets) so be sure to bring towels and snacks. And on that point, this is definitely NOT a fancy pool – it’s more along the lines of a huge, cool, city pool.

Daily 8am – sunset

(432) 375-2370

http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/balmorhea

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