Davis Mountains State Park RV & Campground Guide

Texas

Davis Mountains State Park

is a remote recreation area located 3 miles northwest of Fort Davis, Texas. The bike, horse and hiking trails that you may want to explore at this state park are on land donated during the Great Depression. Known as having some of the darkest skies in the world, this location is about 24 miles north of Marfa. One of the main draws to this 2,708.9-acre Texas state park is its wildlife viewing area, which is the perfect place to try to spot some of the 260-plus species of birds that live in the Davis Mountains. 

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Weather
Spring 47-77 F
Summer 61-89 F
Fall 56-84 F
Winter 32-63 F
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Nearby Cities
Fort Davis, TX
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Davis Mountains State Park

If you stay in an RV at Davis Mountains State Park, you'll be able to see the sun kiss the mountains as it wakes up each day. It also provides a wonderful place to relax after spending the day hiking and exploring the nearby attractions. If you do not have an RV, then find a rental on RVshare

Davis Mountains State Park Campgrounds

There are 26 full-hookup campsites available at Davis Mountains State Park. The park's campground also has 34 sites with electricity and 33 with water. Rates start at $10 a night. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Picnic table, restrooms 

MacMillen RV Park

Located in Fort Davis, MacMillen RV Park offers full-hookup campsites about 5 miles away from Davis Mountains State Park. Rates start at $35 a night at this campground with pull-through sites, and they offer daily and weekly rates. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Cable TV, picnic tables 

Overland Trail Campground

This campground with full hookups is located right in Fort Davis' downtown district. Rates start at $19.50 with many different camping options available. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Laundry, restroom 

Prude Ranch

Since 1897, guests have been staying at the historic Prude Ranch, which is just 2 miles west of the state park. Thirty campsites with full hookups are available. Prude Ranch is also known for its active children’s summer camp.

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Swimming pool, horseback riding 

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What to Do at
Davis Mountains State Park

Inside Davis Mountains State Park

Davis Mountains State Park is such a great habitat for birds because of its elevation. If you're not an avid bird-watcher, explore the park's miles of trails, including the Skyline Drive Trail that climbs over 900 feet. You can bike, hike or ride along miles of scenic trails. When you've worked up an appetite, eat in the Black Bear Restaurant in the historic hotel that was constructed in 1930. Then, take a dip in the swimming pool before enjoying a ranger-led campfire program. 

Outside Davis Mountains State Park

Once you have enjoyed many activities in Davis Mountains State Park, you'll want to explore the surrounding area. Fort Davis is just an 8-minute drive east of the park. Here, you'll find some unique shops along with great places to dine and attractions to see. 

Restaurants

StarDate Café

Find sandwiches, cold drinks and more at this American café located inside the McDonald Observatory. 

Type: American

Location: 3640 Dark Sky Drive, Fort Davis, TX 79734

Blue Mountain Bar & Grill

Get tapas or opt for one of their creative dinner specials at this American eatery. They also have a full line of alcohol at this restaurant. 

Type: American

Location: 101 North Main Street, Fort Davis, TX 79734

Fort Davis Drug Store Restaurant

Since 1913, hungry people have been shopping at this drugstore that sells great ice cream and burgers. Part of the building has been converted to a full-service restaurant serving your favorite Southern comfort foods. 

Type: Burgers and ice cream

Location: 113 North State Street, Fort Davis, TX 79734

Lupita’s

Start your day with a breakfast burrito here, and come back for lunch for homemade Mexican favorites, including outstanding chicken fajitas. 

Type: Mexican

Location: 411 North State Street, Fort Davis, TX 79734

Shopping

BeaTea.K

At this unique gift shop, you'll find a variety of goods, everything from handmade clothing to preserves. 

Location: 409 N State Street, Fort Davis, TX 79734

Fort Davis Outfitters, LLC

Find Western wear for men, women and children at this store. Fort Davis Outfitters also carries camping equipment. 

Location: Cemetery Road, Fort Davis, TX 79734

Hebert’s Heirlooms & Resale

Find all types of antiques and vintage goods at this store. However, keep in mind that Hebert’s Heirlooms & Resale is only open in the summer. 

Location: 1250 North State Street, Fort Davis, TX 79734

S&H Trading Post

This store sells a wide range of merchandise, including Western attire, jewelry and team roping gear. S&H Trading Post is located inside the Harvard Hotel. 

Location: 109 State Street, Fort Davis, TX 79734

White Rhino Emporium

See artwork from local artists in a variety of mediums and take your favorite works home with you. 

Location: 502 North State Street, Fort Davis, TX 79734

Sightseeing

Old Spanish Trail Gallery Museum

Located at the scenic Crow’s Nest Ranch, which has been in business since 1905, this museum features artwork from the Fort Davis area with a mixture of old and new pieces. 

Location: 401 Crow’s Nest Road, Fort Davis, TX 79734

Fort Davis National Historic Site

Tour the historical buildings at the Fort Davis National Historic Site, which was used as a trading post from 1851 to 1891. 

Location: 101 Lt. Flipper Drive, Fort Davis, TX 79734

Old Overland Trail Museum

This attraction is located in Nick Mersfelder's former home, which was built in 1883. Here, you'll learn the history of the area through the eyes of this photographer and justice of the peace. 

McDonald Observatory

See some of the largest telescopes in the world at the McDonald Observatory. You can also join in one of their stargazing programs. 

Location: 3640 Dark Sky Drive, Fort Davis, TX 79734

Marfa Gliders

Take a ride in a glider and soar high above the West Texas landscape. 

Location: Marfa Airport, Texas Highway 17, Marfa, TX 79843

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How to Get to
Davis Mountains State Park

If you're coming in from Interstate 20, get off at the State Highway 17 exit near Pecos. Go south 80 miles until you come to State Highway 118. Turn west on State Highway 117N and go 3 miles to Park Road 3. Turn on it and go a short distance to arrive at the park. Gas stations are scarce, so be sure to fill up before leaving Pecos. 

From Fort Davis, go 1 mile north on State Highway 17. Turn west on State Highway 117N and go 3 miles to Park Road 3. Turn on it and go a short distance to arrive at the park. 

Entering Davis Mountains State Park

The park headquarters is open daily and typically closes to visitors by 5:00 p.m.

Per adult : $6

Kids 12 and under : $0

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