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Balmorhea State Park

Dive into the world’s largest spring-fed swimming pool, measuring 1.75 acres and dating back to the 1930s. You can swim, scuba, or skin dive for a view of the underwater world. The pool is 25 feet deep and remains a pleasant 72–76º year-round.


Four miles west of Balmorhea, Texas, you'll find the majestic 45.9-acre Balmorhea State Park. Part of the New Deal program and constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1936 and 1941, the focal point of this park is its 77,053-square-foot, spring-fed swimming pool—the world's largest. A record 22 million to 28 million gallons of water flow through the pool daily.

Jump into the cool, clear waters and enjoy a day of swimming, scuba diving, or relaxing in the shade at this historic West Texas gem.

Hours of Operation:

  • Daily from 8 a.m. –6 p.m. or sunset (whichever comes first)

Cost:

  • Adults: $7
  • Children 12 & under: FREE

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