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Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site

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Address: US Highway 90, Comstock Val Verde County, TX 78837
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Park with spectacular views and some quiet campsites.

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Nice campground, interesting trails and pictographs

This is a very nice park (entrance fee is $3 per person per day) with good campgrounds and a number of trails (including a bicycle trail). Checkout is at 2 pm and there are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Norman, Oklahoma
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Norman, Oklahoma
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826 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice park (entrance fee is $3 per person per day) with good campgrounds and a number of trails (including a bicycle trail). Checkout is at 2 pm and there are campsites without electricity or water. At 10 and 3 pm (no afternoon tours in summer) there are guided tours to the canyon to view the very... More 

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there on a Monday so we didn't get to see the pictographs (no tour offered). They did have a nice little museum and overlook at the visitor center. The campground is nice and quiet and a good stopover.

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apollo bay
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Classic Texas scenery. If you are wanting to see a bit of "movie style" Texas scenery, go here. You can see most everything in a day. Beautiful canyons, and walks to suit your ability and stamina. Plenty of places to stop for a picnic with great views. Depending on the time of day, you may see wildlife. We certainly saw... More 

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Vidor, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This place will wear you out if you like hiking and trails! Bring good shoes, lots of water, a camera, and don't even think about bringing your bike on the Canyon trail unless you just want to hike your bike. Close sites and the showers don't have individual curtains.

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237 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Texas does an outstanding job of operating their Texas State Parks. The Park Ranger at the Visitor Center desk was extremely professional and helpful. Nearby Amsted National Recreation Area was on site with a team from their Outreach Education staff conducting a program for local school children. Great outreach!!

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Houston, Texas
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70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We visited Seminole Canyon State Park in November 2016. We camped here in our popup camper. Our site was very nice! It was flat, level and quite roomy with a nice big covered picnic table and fire pit. The visitor center was really cool. It had a nice display of the fate bell area. We were able to take the... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Visited this park with my family. We were planning to take a tour of Fate Bell Canyon, but it was drizzly, so the tour was called off. We hiked the Rio Grande trail instead, and had a great time. The real prize is the overlook of Panther Cave and the confluence with the Rio Grande. It was absolutely gorgeous. This... More 

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moab
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Step back in time thousands of years to the era of the Desert Archaic Peoples. Visit their magnificent Cave Rockshelters and view the incredible Rock Art masterpieces they have left for us. This is a magical place, It will require you to be fit and adventurous- Soooo worth the effort. Visit Fate Bell Shelter- easy hike. For the hardy, schedule... More 

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houston
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629 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on our way to Big Bend and it was the perfect midway point. The canyons are beautiful and you can only go with a guide. Check before going for times. The tour lasts an hour and a half and requires you to walk down 200 steps and then climb back up as well. There's a nominal entrance fee... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Traveling from the southeast to west Texas is a long trip, and this well groomed State Park is a wonderful place to rest, see historical sites, and enjoy a beautiful vista. The park is perched just north of the Rio Grande and Mexico on the canyon bluff, so the park can be quite windy at times. There are no trees,... More 

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