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Thursday, March 27, 2008


Our Opinion: Great. We would stay here again and recommend this park to others.

Date of Stay: 3/25 through 3/27/2008

Weather During Stay: Warm, sunny, breezy days with highs around 80 degrees; cold nights at or below freezing

Rate: We paid $37.50 for three nights. The usual rate is $15/night plus $3/person day use fee. Our $60/yr Texas state pass paid the day use fee for both of us AND gave us a 50% off coupon for one night of camping per stay.

Sites: 94 total: 33 W, 34 W/30 amp E; 27 FHU 30 amp. Some sites are shaded, some are in full sun. Dump station available. Most sites very large with plenty of room between sites.

Verizon: Not in campground; phones and aircard (slow) worked on ridgetops and in towns on Extended Network.

Elevation/landscape: 5,000 ft; dry, high grasslands; cactus, sparse trees.

Terrain: Campground is in a narrow valley in the Davis Mtns.

Lighting: Completely dark at night.

Favorite Sites: FHU: #16 and #21; W/E: #55, full sun, flat (photo)

Hiking/Walking: Excellent trails of varied lengths and difficulty.

Special Features: Birding blinds; Indian Lodge, a large, CCC-era Inn.

Scenic, historic Ft. Davis (4 miles away) has the old fort (a national historic site), shops, fuel, Hotel Limpia (looks like their restaurant would be good), a nice bookstore. 30 miles to Marfa; we enjoyed lunch at the Squeeze Marfa restaurant. Lots of galleries there, and Hotel Paisano, headquarters for film stars during the filming of Giant.

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