From the bloggers at RV Picklers.
We drove 377 miles west today. We broke the 330 rule (i.e. drive no more than 330 miles or no later than 3:30 in the afternoon), but there aren’t a whole lot of choices once you leave San Antonio on I-10. We did see a billboard advertising caverns in Sonora, but we blinked and missed the town.
Our destination for this one night is Balmorhea State Park. Balmorhea, just 7 miles off I-10 on Rte 17, proudly announces a population of 496. Towns of this size are so foreign to me. I can’t imagine what it must be like to grow up here. Who do you date? But I digress.
This is a very small state park, and it’s reviews on RVParkReview are always very good. We thought we would be paying $17 for a 30/50amp, water pull through sight with cable. (Cable? In a state park? Who knew?) In fact, unless you have a Texas State Park pass ($70/annually) you are charged an additional $7 per person. But even at $31, this is not a bad deal.
First it is quiet! I guess 496 people don’t make a lot of noise. Second, it is barren yet beautiful. The Davis Mountains provide a beautiful backdrop to this oasis in the brush.
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