Davis Mountains State Park

Davis Mountains State Park


Location:4 miles northwest of Fort Davis, via State Highway 118.
Facilities:Campsites with full hookups, campsites with water and electricity hookups, tent camping, primitive campsites, showers, restrooms, 39-room lodge (with swimming pool and restaurant), day-use group facility, picnic areas, hiking trails, amphitheater, interpretive center, park store, playground.
Activities:Camping, hiking, backpacking, hunting (with restrictions), nature study, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Skyline Drive, the highest road in Texas, is a 74-mile scenic loop drive that winds to the park's highest ridges and provides a breathtaking view of the park and the highest peaks of the Davis Mountains. Two scenic overlooks are almost 6,000 feet above sea level. Thirteen miles west of the park on the scenic loop, travelers may tour McDonald Observatory, operated by the University of Texas. Park includes Indian Lodge, constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and featuring original interiors and furnishings.
Address:PO Box 1458
Fort Davis, TX 79734

Phone:432-426-3337
Web: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/davis_mountains
Size: 2,709 acres.

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Two others, Davis Mountains State Park in far west Texas and Possum Kingdom State Park, near Fort Worth, experienced damaging fires as well.
Across the state at Davis Mountains State Park, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department regional interpretive specialist Linda Hedges said that it did not take long for their park visitors to understand how previous fires at the park affected the spread of April 2011's Rock House Fire.
Jeff Davis County, Davis Mountains State Park TTU7919 ASK3518 (B, C, M); Mount Livermore Preserve TTU101634 TK78795 (C), TTU101636 TK78862 (C, M), TTU101637 TK79064 (B, C, M), TTU101638 TK83585 (B, C, M), TTU101639 TK83586 (C, M), TTU101640 TK83587 (C, M), TTU81115 TK84903 (B, C, M), TTU81116 TK84904 (C, M), TTU81191 TK84983 (C, M), TTU101642 TK90053 (C, M).
On 4 October 2000, two female ghost-faced bats (one non-lactating adult and one sub-adult) were captured in a 12 m, four-tiered mist net set across Limpia Creek at Davis Mountains State Park (DMSP) (elevation 1522 m, UTM coordinates: 13 603632E 3385791N).
Two specimens of Lasiurus borealis were obtained in the Davis Mountains State Park, UTM coordinates 13603887E 3385960N and 13603905E 3385975N, respectively.
Specimens were collected from the Davis Mountains State Park in accordance with scientific collecting permits issued by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (permit numbers SPR-0790-189 and 27-98).
A specimen of Lasiurus xanthinus was obtained in the Davis Mountains State Park, UTM coordinates 13603887E 3385960N (about 1.

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