Devils River State Natural Area

Devils River State Natural Area


Location:45 miles north of Del Rio Road and 22 miles off US 277.
Facilities:Primitive campsites, group camp (with bunkhouses, dining hall with kitchen, and conference room), hiking trails, bike trails, hand launch boat ramp, restrooms, showers.
Activities:Backpacking, camping, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, nature study, guided canyon tours.
Special Features:The natural area is large and remote, with access to the river by hiking, biking, or park tour only; no vehicle access is permitted. The river is wild and rugged with long, deep pools, wide shallow areas, and deep turbulent rapids. Visitation of archeological pictograph sites is permitted on a pre-approved basis only.
Address:HC 01, Box 513
Del Rio, TX 78840

Phone:830-395-2133
Web: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/devils_river
Size: 19,989 acres.

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department acquired land to create the Devils River State Natural Area in Del Rio with financial assistance from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Popular destinations like San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Big Thicket National Preserve, Devils River State Natural Area, Lower Rio Grande National Wildlife Refuge and the Sabine National Forest have all benefited.
Hwy 87 crossing, 30[degrees]39'38.21"N, 99[degrees]06'48.04"W), James River (Colorado River drainage, Mason County; James River Road crossing near Bar None River Ranch, 30[degrees]33'55.58"N, 99[degrees]19'47.43"W), Devils River (Rio Grande drainage, Val Verde County, near the Devils River State Natural Area, 29[degrees]54'02.95"N, 100[degrees]59'56.61 "W), Independence Creek (Rio Grande drainage, Terrell County, The Nature Conservancy of Texas-Independence Creek Preserve, 30[degrees]28'07.77"N, 101[degrees]48'07.98"W), and lower Pecos River (Rio Grande drainage, Val Verde County, Pandale Road crossing, 30[degrees]07'48.65"N, 101[degrees]34'26.13 "W).
seminolus was collected from Val Verde County, Devils River State Natural Area, Dolan Springs on Dolan Creek (29[degrees] 53.8' N, 100[degrees] 59.1' W).
This research was funded in part through a contract with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to survey terrestrial vertebrates of Devils River State Natural Area. We wish to thank Bill Armstrong and Jim Finegan from Devils River State Natural Area for their help and support in field studies.
On 7 July 1998, a single male Nycticeius humeralis was collected from Val Verde County, Devils River State Natural Area, Jose Maria Spring on Dolan Creek.