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Posted: 9:57 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

Davis Mountains State Park to reopen ahead of schedule 

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Davis Mountains State Park to reopen ahead of schedule
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Davis Mountains State Park has been closed since Sept. 3 for renovations. The campground and trails will open Dec. 20, more than 2 months ahead of schedule.

By Pam LeBlanc

Good news, West Texas campers and hikers.

Davis Mountains State Park will reopen Dec. 20, well ahead of schedule.

Campgrounds, trails and the interpretive center at the popular 2,700-acre Fort Davis park closed Sept. 3 for improvements. Crews upgraded the plumbing and utility systems, expanded trails and finished construction of a new bird viewing area.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials expected the work to take six months, but it took just four.

The park’s Indian Lodge and Black Bear Restaurant , which remained open during the renovation, will close for maintenance from Jan. 27 to Feb. 6.

The Civilian Conservation Corps developed the park and its Indian Lodge between 1933 and 1935,  are located 4 miles north of Fort Davis on State Highway 18 North. For more information go to

Reservations for rooms and campsites at the park can be made online or by calling (512) 389-8900.

Pam LeBlanc

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Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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