Devils River State Natural Area RV & Campground Guide
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Devils River State Natural Area is a place that attracts only the hardiest of adventurers; it’s found deep in remote Southwest Texas, about 235 miles west of San Antonio. The closest town of Comstock, 50 miles away, is home to fewer than 500 residents. Those who make the trek are rewarded with some of the most spectacular—and lightly trafficked—terrain in the state. Rugged, sun-washed cliffs extend as far as the eye can see, and through it all flows an impossibly clear river that’s fed by underground springs. Hike past cacti and brilliant desert flowers, fish next to a waterfall, or float over wild rapids, all in complete isolation. While it’s possible to visit during the blisteringly hot summers, the rest of the year offers more moderate temperatures.
Spring 50-85 F
Summer 70-95 F
Fall 50-85 F
Winter 40-65 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Devils River State Natural Area
When you’re heading to Devils River State Natural Area, keep in mind that the sun and weather can be extreme; an RV is a cozy, safe haven. If you’re coming in from a far-flung city and you want to shorten the drive or you simply don’t own a motorhome, consider an RV rental. That way, you can maximize your vacation time and make the visit more comfortable.
Devils River State Natural Area Campsites
If you want to minimize the amount of driving you’ll need to do, the Devils River State Natural Area campsites are your best bet. As you might expect, all these campsites are primitive; there are no hookups or bathrooms available. Most sites offer drive-up access and come with a picnic table, fire ring, and shade shelter. Keep in mind that when you camp here, you’ll need to pack out all your trash. Sites are just $10 per night; call the park at least one day ahead of your trip to make a reservation. Nearby, there are also hike-in campsites and barracks that offer simple single bedrooms with water, electricity, showers, and toilets.
Roadrunner Flat Primitive Camping Area
Located inside Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site, Roadrunner Flat Primitive Camping Area is another simple camping option that sits about two hours from Devils River State Natural Area. Campsites here offer electricity and water hookups as well as bathrooms with hot showers. The park also has primitive sites with access to water. All sites feature a picnic table, shelter for shade, and fire ring. This area is a great choice if you’d like to camp closer to town or near other people. Sites range from $10 to $20 per night, with good discounts for weekly stays.
Broke Mill RV Park
Drive about 1.5 hours from Devils River State Natural Area to Broke Mill RV Park. If you want a campsite with full hookups and plenty of amenities, this is the closest option. Here, you’ll find well-maintained sites, paved roads, and sites that are big enough to accommodate even the biggest of big rigs—slide-outs are also welcome. Walk a few minutes from your site, and you’ll find a laundry room, fitness center, day room, shower room, and bathrooms. After a day of exploring Devils River, enjoy a dip in the swimming pool or post your photos online using the park’s excellent Wi-Fi service. The large dog park includes a pet-wash station to keep your furry friend clean. Nightly rates are $37 for a basic site and $42 for a premium site; ask about weekly discounts.
Get some bass fishing in during your trip to Devils River State Natural Area when you book an RV site at the Holiday Trav-L-Park. It has about 150 sites, each with a grassy area and plenty of shade, and 119 of the sites offer pull-through access for convenience. With full hookups and Wi-Fi here, your stay will be comfortable and relaxing. The park’s laundry room and showers make it easy to clean up after an adventure in the desert while the playground, rec room, and swimming pool keep your family entertained. Lake Amistad and a boat launch are less than a mile away. Nightly rates start at $33.
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Devils River State Natural Area
Inside Devils River State Natural Area
Most visitors to Devils River State Natural Area come for water adventures. Take a paddle trip down the river, or simply take a swim to cool off. Be sure to check the park’s river safety advisories as currents can be strong. Fishing is also a popular activity; the river is teeming with bass. Prefer to stay dry? Bring sturdy hiking boots or a mountain bike to explore the area’s trails.
Outside Devils River State Natural Area
As you’re planning your RV trip, keep in mind that Devils River State Natural Area is exceptionally remote. The nearest significant town is Del Rio, which lies about 54 miles away. The drive usually takes about an hour and a half, so it’s a good idea to stock up on everything you need on the way in.
Lou's Woodfire Pizza
Known for its delicious crust and creative topping options, this spot is great for families.
Location: 2409 Veterans Blvd #3, Del Rio, TX 78840
El Palenque Tacos & Grill
With its charming interior and laid-back vibe, El Palenque is a great stop to fill up on your way to Devils River. If you’re hungry, the buffet is sure to satisfy your appetite.
Location: 2107 Veterans Blvd, STE 11, Del Rio, TX 78840
Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q
Grab a seat at a picnic table and prepare for a treat—Rudy’s serves flavorful barbecued meats in a fun, down-home dining room. Leave room for the extensive selection of side dishes.
Location: 330 Braddie Dr, Del Rio, TX 78840
H-E-B is one of the closest grocery stores to Devils River State Natural Area—it’s nearly two hours away. This is one of the last places to stop for groceries on your way to the park.
Location: 200 Veterans Blvd, Del Rio, TX 78840
Plaza Del Sol Mall
Forgot a piece of clothing? Plaza Del Sol Mall is a good place to pick up anything you need.
Location: 2205 Veterans Blvd, Del Rio, TX 78840
Rent a boat, kayak, or paddleboard from this friendly marina; you can also book a boat cruise to enjoy the scenery along the Amistad Reservoir.
Location: Del Rio, TX
Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Escape the heat as you explore the underground caves at this state park. Above ground, go hiking, biking, or bird-watching.
Location: Brackettville, TX
Seminole Canyon State Park
Check out where ancient people lived at this park, which is home to beautiful rock art tucked deep in the canyon. With 10 miles of trails, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for hiking and biking.
Location: Comstock, TX
Rock Canyon Ranch
A favorite among wild-game hunters, this ranch offers guided hunts.
Location: Val Verde County, TX
How to Get to
Devils River State Natural Area
If you’re coming from Del Rio, take Highway 277 north until you get to Ea Daves Ranch Road. From there, it’s a straight shot west to the park. If you’re coming from I-10 in the north, turn south on Highway 277. You can also take Highway 377 from the northeast to reach Highway 277.
Entering Devils River State Natural Area
Devils River State Natural Area is open year-round. Its office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday through Monday.
Devils River State Natural Area Per vehicle : $0.0
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Frequently Asked Questions About Devils River State Natural Area
Because it’s located in southwest Texas, July and August days are very warm in the area. The best times to visit are early to the middle of autumn and early spring to early summer.
Bird-watchers are drawn to Devils River State Natural Area to spot many species, including Couch’s kingbird, white-tipped dove, and ringed kingfisher. Be on the lookout for foxes, armadillos, porcupines, skunks, and snakes.
There are seven drive-up primitive campsites with no electricity, water, or restrooms in Devils River State Natural Area that can be used by trailers and motorhomes. There is a bathhouse with showers near the park’s visitor center.
Yes, you must make a reservation at least one day in advance and pay $5 to $10 per night. Most reservations can be made up to five months in advance. You can make your reservation online and receive an email confirmation.
Pets are allowed in Devils River State Natural Area. Dogs must be leashed, and you are asked to be sure and clean up after your dog.