DAY USE FEE: $7 per person, age 13 and older. Day use fee not required for guests of the San Solomon Courts.
VISITATION CAPACITY: To ensure visitor safety and the preservation of significant natural and cultural resources at Balmorhea State Park, day-use visitation is limited to 650 visitors per day.
We do not accept Walk-ins for Daily Entrance.
Pool steps are slippery and caution needs to be used when entering and exiting the springs. Spring-fed pool hours are from 8 am to 7:30 pm (or sunset, whichever comes first) year-round. Pool bathhouses close 30 minutes before pool closing.
Swimming is not allowed in the canals.
No lifeguards on duty. Swim at your own risk after signing a liability release.
Children 14 years of age or younger must be supervised by a parent, legal guardian, or other responsible adult over the age of 17 years at all times.
Pool floats are allowed, but they must be soft-sided, inflatable, and no larger than 8 ft. long and 4 ft. wide.
Paddles, oars, and motorized devices of any kind are not allowed in the pool.
No cooking, pets, or glass containers in pool area.
No grills or tents allowed in the pool area. Pop-up covers are allowed.
Scuba instructors must show proof of insurance before diving. Scuba divers must show proof of certification and sign a Diving Agreement before diving and all divers must have a partner. All divers must pay a $5 per person activity fee. Learn more about swimming and diving in the pool here.
For other questions please view the Balmorhea FAQs here.
FISHING: No fishing is allowed in the park.
PARK PHONE NUMBER: 432-375-2370
There is no gate; no gate code is necessary for entry.
If arriving after hours, refer to the after-hours board across from office for your site assignment or the Available Sites list. All customers arriving after-hours must register and complete the payment process at the Park Headquarters by 9am the next morning. For after-hours assistance, call 432-448-7536.
If arriving after hours, keys for the reserved room will be on the fence in front of Superintendent's house which is located in the main parking lot. Customers will enter park, cross over small stone bridge that crosses over main canal and bear right entering main parking lot. Customer will loop around main parking lot and find key located in an envelope in front of Superintendent's house. All customers arriving after-hours must register and complete the payment process at the Park Headquarters by 9am the next morning. For after-hours assistance, call 432-448-7536.