Hueco Tanks State Historic Site


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Hueco Tanks State Historic Site


Location:32 miles northeast of El Paso on Ranch Road 2775.
Facilities:Campsites with water and electricity hookups, tent camping, showers, restrooms, picnic areas, day-use group facility, hiking trails, nature/interpretive trails, historic structure, interpretive center, amphitheater, park store.
Activities:Camping, hiking, biking, rock climbing, guided tours, interpretive programs.
Special Features:For centuries, Hueco Tanks has been a well-known landmark in this arid region of western Texas. Desert dwellers and travelers have long made use of the supply of rainwater trapped in the natural basins (huecos) among the rocks. The park also features caves and rock formations with pictographs, most notably more than 200 face designs or "masks" left by the prehistoric Jornada Mogollon culture. To protect the park's natural and cultural resources, visitation is limited.
Address:6900 Hueco Tanks Rd No 1
El Paso, TX 79938

Phone:915-857-1135
Fax:915-857-3628
Web: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/hueco_tanks
Size: 860 acres.

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