Scuba Dive Balmorhea State Park

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Added by Lauren Bonczek

Oasis in the middle of nowhere, Texas. This natural spring is 72 degrees year round! 

Texas has a wonderful state park system, and Balmorhea State Park in West Texas is no exception. Located a few hours southeast of El Paso, Balmorhea boasts a large natural spring with views of the Davis Mountains. Stay in the cabins or camp on location. This is a great place for year round scuba diving and swimming (if you're really motivated!) where the water is consistently 72 degrees. Divers will see a variety of fish, and a rather feisty turtle. Entry is free for State Park Pass holders, and is otherwise $7. Pool hours are 8am-7:30pm. Check it out! 

Pack List

  • Scuba Gear (if you're diving)
  • Scuba certification (they mark your cert number)               
  • Swim suit
  • Snacks
  • Hammock
  • Waterproof Camera

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Chillin, Diving, Photography, Swimming

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Year Round


Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
Swimming Hole

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Added by Lauren Bonczek

From California. Pretty sure I might be part mermaid, but while I still have legs I'll hike as much as possible!

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