When you’re planning a camping adventure to Davis Mountains campground and Davis Mountains State Park in West Texas and are wondering where to go camping with an RV overnight, look no further than the historic state park itself. The Davis Mountains State Park and its campgrounds are located in the foothills of a mountain range formed by volcanic activity around 30 million years ago. Throughout the park, the landscape shows formations from volcanic eruptions in unique settings like Frazier Canyon, Sleeping Lion, and Barrel Springs.A Davis Mountains campsite offers a variety of amenities depending on which type of site will best accommodate your camping needs and your RV rental. There are around 26 full-hookup campsites that feature 30 and 50 amp electric, water, and sewer, in addition to hookups for cable TV. Thirty-four sites feature 20 and 30 amp hookups as well as a water hookup (but no sewer). There are also 33 sites with water only, which is either accessed nearby or is shared by several sites.Should you also be interested in doing some primitive tent camping and don’t mind a trek, there are sites available by hiking a minimum of four miles up a mountain to an elevation change of 800 feet. Keep in mind ground fires are not allowed here. Pets are welcome at the primitive campsites as well as other designated areas of the facility, so bring your four-legged companions along when you go camping at Davis Mountains State Park.All of the Davis Mountains campsites at Davis Mountains State Park include a fire ring (and/or a grill) plus a picnic table and are close by the restrooms and hot showers. There’s a dump station available at the facility as well. Your scenic campsite oasis awaits, so search for an RV in Jeff Davis County and start your journey towards stunning and remote Davis Mountains State Park.
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After you set up base camp in an RV at Davis Mountains campground, lace-up your hiking boots to explore the rugged terrain of this magnificent state park. There are miles of scenic trails that are great for hiking, backpacking, and mountain biking. Consider the 4.5-mile Skyline Drive Trail, which winds around valleys and mountain ridges. Or, try the 1.75-mile CCC trail, which connects with a route to the Fort Davis National Historic Site.Equestrians will have plenty of opportunities to ride a horse for a day or go camping with their horse overnight at the Limpia Canyon Primitive Area. There are 11 miles of trails here that take horseback riders from Limpia Creek at 4,900 feet high to a panoramic overlook at over 5,700 feet high.Davis Mountains State Park is a fantastic place to study nature. During your motorhome camping trip, take advantage of the park’s Ranger Programs to learn about local history, join a walking tour, or enjoy everything from stargazing to geocaching. There are also Junior Ranger programs available for the younger members of your road trip group. Browse the exhibits at the Interpretive Center, where you’ll also be able to check out a GPS unit so you can easily navigate the park.Bring along cameras and binoculars in your campervan if you’re a wildlife enthusiast because there is tons of life in this vibrant West Texas habitat, including diverse creatures, plants, wildflowers, and trees. Davis Mountains State Park has been recognized as “Globally Important Bird Area” that provides a home and refuge for more than 260 species of birds. Make sure to visit the park's enclosed bird blind viewing station, shielded outside patio, and wildlife watering and feeding stations.
When hunger strikes after a day of outdoor adventures, you’ll find that Davis Mountains State Park offers group picnic areas as well as a restaurant at Indian Lodge, which is a historic 39-room motel located in the park.As you continue making the rounds in your RV rental, consider taking the Scenic Loop Drive, which is a 75-mile loop drive through the Davis Mountains that begins and ends in the town of Fort Davis. Here you’ll find an interesting range of cultural, historical, and natural attractions either in or nearby the town. The Fort Davis National Historic Site, McDonald Observatory, and Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center are all definitely worth visiting, as is the Davis Mountains Preserve.There is plenty of sightseeing to enjoy in this part of West Texas. A great place to experience art, history, and culture is at the Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine, TX. Swing by the Museum’s Gift Shop to pick up gifts, clothing, crafts, and books. In the town of Marfa, you’ll find more shopping, art galleries, and restaurants, plus the legendary Marfa Lights -- a light phenomenon that mystifies people year-round.