Balmorhea State Park

West of Ozona, near the Davis Mountains, the Balmorhea State Park showcases the San Solomon Springs. For thousands of years, the springs have provided fresh water for Native Americans, Spanish explorers and soldiers, pioneering families and area farmers. Today the deep pool over the springs attracts both swimmers and divers. The irrigation canals within the park contain several different fish species, two of which are endangered. Also, there is a special replicated desert wetland, called a cienega, with an underwater viewing window to the habitat beneath the surface. For more information: