Campground Review: Davis Mountains State Park, Fort Davis, Texas
Why we chose here? We were making the long drive from El Paso to Austin along Interstate 10. This park had good reviews and was the perfect distance for a stop.
Location: This is quite a detour from the freewqy but is is a pretty part of the state, with some good hiking in the park. The McDonald Observatory is close, although we didn't visit we heard it was a great place to go. The town of Fort Davis is pretty with some good stores and cafes. We took day trips to Alpine and Marfa.
Sites: 94 campsites, some with water and electric, some also with cable.
Facilities: Indian Lodge cafe/restaurant is in the park. Food was just meh!. We didn't use showers and restrooms. Dump station on site.
Groceries: Small grocery store in Fort Davis with very friendly staff and good choice of food. Otherwise you need to bring most groceries with you.
Reservations: Yes. We didn't have them and had to move on by Friday as the park was full.
Cell Coverage / WiFi: Cell coverage only with booster.
Price Paid: $25 (Bought Texas State Park Pass to avoid daily entrance fees) E-W-C
Date of visit: Oct 2014
Other: Like all Texas state parks, drinking alcohol outside is against the rules. I hate this Nanny approach, as I like a beer sitting by the fire. We didn't see the rule enforced, but I don't like having to hide my drink like a naughty schoolchild.
Would we come here again? Yes, if we had more time we may have traveled on to Big Bend. This would be a good stopping off point.