Balmorhea Texas

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balmorhea texasBalmorhea is a city in Reeves County, Texas. Balmorhea Texas was plated in 1906. The town’s name is an amalgamation of Balcom, Morrow, and Rhea, the surnames of its founders.  When in the Big Bend area be sure to visit Balmorhea. The original inhabitants of the area were the Mescalero Apaches.

 Visit Balmorhea Texas:

Balmorhea State Park…This state park hosts the world’s largest spring fed swimming pool.  Scuba divers love the clarity.  The San Solomon Courts offers motel style lodging.  Canals along the courts lead to a restored wetland where a window provides a view of the underwater world.  Located four miles west on Texas 17 at historic San Solomon Springs.  Admission charge.

Calera Church(pictured above) This church was originally named Mission Mary.  It is a rock and adobe chapel which was established in 1902.  The mission was renovated and serves as an all denominational  chapel. It is available for external viewing.  Located two miles west of Balmorhea State Park on FM 3078.

Lake Balmorhea…This reservoir located on Sandia Creek offers picnic facilities, limited boating, birding an fishing.  Located two miles south eat of Balmorhea via local road.

Balmorhea Texas Events:

First Friday Flea Market (monthly)

Memorial Day Festival Softball Tournament

Labor Day Festival Softball Tournament

Where to Eat You Visit Balmorhea Texas:

Cueva de Oso…Mexican…Located at 205 N. El Paso

Juan Carrasco Mercantile… Located at S Main

Bear Den…Located 209 N. El Paso

When visiting Balmorhea other places to visit include Fort Davis, Pecos, Fort Stockton and Van Horn.

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