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Davis Mountains State Park

Hard data and fun facts about your state parks.

By Bryan Frazier

5,700 —

feet is the elevation of the highest peak inside Davis Mountains State Park, located in Limpia Canyon Primitive Area. The average elevation of the Davis Mountains, the most extensive mountain range within the state of Texas, is about one mile above sea level; in all, Davis Mountains State Park encompasses 2,708 acres.

39 —

the number of hotel rooms inside Indian Lodge, a unique, adobe-style historic inn that features a restaurant and swimming pool.

10 —

the number of miles of backcountry hiking trails winding through the northern half of Davis Mountains State Park, called Limpia Canyon Primitive Area, which also features primitive tent campsites and primitive equestrian campsites.

1933 —

the year much of the park development was improved by work from the Civilian Conservation Corps. Indian Lodge was first opened to the public in 1935, but was then called “Indian Lodge Village.”

1854-1891 —

the years that nearby Fort Davis was operational as a military post, except for periods during the Civil War. Today, the fort is a restored national historic site.

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