Devils River State Natural Area
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Hc 01, เดลริโอ, TX 78840

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Fritzalitz
Ocean Springs, MS13 ผลงาน
ต.ค. ค.ศ. 2022
Do your homework before visiting this beautiful place!!

It is REMOTE. 21 mile gravel road to park entrance is in good shape and you could drive a car down it, but the gravel road inside the park is definitely rougher. If you have an AWD vehicle like a Forester you'd be fine but I see why they say high clearance vehicles on park website. No cell signal. Extremely weak wifi at the ranger station but don't count on it for anything.

Pack in/pack out everything you need including water (or have a filtration system with you but you'll need to walk to the river). There is one restroom by ranger station with two bathrooms with showers, but it isn't near anything else. And there isn't a trash can in it either.

Don't hike the "12 mile loop" advertised on Alltrails - most of it (7 miles) is on the two gravel roads in the park. Park at the lower parking lot nearest the river and just do an out and back hike on the part that is actually a trail. There are beautiful views on the ridge. We went about 3 miles and turned around because by that point the views were diminishing.

If you have a bike with off-road tires, bring it and use that to get you most of the way down to the river, otherwise it is a .98 mile walk from the parking lot down to the river. I wouldn't do it in the summer - no shade anywhere.

If you want to paddle, there is only maybe .5-.75 mile of river within the park boundary and you cannot paddle outside of the park boundary without a River Access Permit, which you have to purchase ahead of time on a different website. You also have to have a wagbag on your vessel if you leave park boundary. I didn't do my homework on this part so I didn't end up paddling because it wasn't worth carrying the SUP down the 1 mile trail to the river for the little bit of paddling I could have done.

If you have a lightweight camp chair bring it and sit by the river or even in the Finnegan Springs which flow into the river.

It was the quietest place I have ever camped! Only 7 campsites and they are spread out across several miles of road. We felt like we were out there alone. And it is an International Dark Skies park.
เขียนเมื่อ 11 ตุลาคม ค.ศ. 2022
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Rebecca F
Farmers Branch, United States61 ผลงาน
ก.ค. ค.ศ. 2021
We did an exploratory visit to Devils River State Natural Area near Del Rio TX. You really need to plan for rugged conditions and to allow time for exploring the area.
The headquarters is 22 miles off the main road on a rugged road, but well worth the effort. The Park provides clean restroom / showers, primitive campsites, some campsites for campers, and a single rent bunkhouse with AC/ outdoor grill, 2 bathroom and rooms/beds to accommodate 10 people.
Next trip, we'll go early in the day to allow time to hike to the river. It is beautiful, rugged country, no place for wimps, but, you can can find activities to match your skills.
เขียนเมื่อ 24 กรกฎาคม ค.ศ. 2021
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Billy L
6 ผลงาน
ต.ค. ค.ศ. 2020 • เพื่อนๆ
We entered Devils River Del Norte and were met by a volunteer “ranger” who immediately began to yell and point her finger demanding permits. Of course we had them and she then said let me tell you what, pointed her finger and began to yell pack in pack out, wag bags and no fires. We almost started laughing thinking it was a joke the way she was acting but her demeanor never changed. Very sad such a beautiful place is run this way. We continued on and enjoyed the river which was very beautiful.
เขียนเมื่อ 22 ตุลาคม ค.ศ. 2020
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drasnia14
ซานอันโตนิโอ, เท็กซัส12 ผลงาน
ส.ค. ค.ศ. 2020
This review is geared more towards families thinking of making this as a day trip.

***apply sunscreen, sunscreen, water, water, water****

First, forget the wagon, a few down hills are steep and very rocky. Next skip any chairs you are thinking about bringing and go with a towel or a blanket. If you make it up to the falls there are plenty of rock ledges to sit on.

To find this hidden gem, it is a 22 mile drive on Caliche (limestone) road (turn off 277), meaning potholes and some bumps before you get the ranger station. You will be passing through ranch lands with cattle guards and you may think you are getting lost but you aren't. Just don't go off the road.

your cell phone and your maps won't work. Use an old fashion map but you can trust the brown state park signs (though they are far an few between)

Cars would do "okay" as long as you aren't going over 25 mph. However, after the ranger station you will need the clearance of a truck or SUV. There is no getting around this, your car will thank me.

So if it's in the summer its going to be hot. I mean 107 degrees of hot. Not too bad in the morning but the hike out will be brutal. Pack light with a ton of water.

I'm 49, 240lbs, not in great shape, I would say average shape. The walk up the hills on the way out was a slow trek with our group. Some were having some breathing issues and were affected by the head. Luckily it was later in the day and the park rangers knew to send out trucks to check on people and offer rides back out. If you are carrying a child, plan accordingly. Water, trade offs etc, Again forget the wagon.

So once you make it down the hills to the gorgeous river there is a rest area off to the left. We traversed to the right up to the falls. It was a flat hike, but water was six inches deep (did I mention forget the wagon, you would be carrying it across long stretches of water. . . But hey you are thinking my and my buddy could do this. . . and I'm sure you are could but.... the rocks are slick under your feet) and I highly recommend you have both hands free to balance. Even one of our black belts took a half fall from the algae on the rocks.

So you trek around .8 of a mile and are at the falls. Enjoy! Go across the river and up it and you will find pools where you can sit and relax up to chest level.

***apply sunscreen, sunscreen, water, water, water**** you get the idea.

We spent the day relaxing here and it was nice.

Then the trek back had to happen. I have to admit the thought of a kayak and out was a good one at least being close to the water OR a Disney shuttle but hey, there we were.

So we made it almost back to the rest area and I went to wipe the sweat out of eyes and I didn't feel my wedding ring. %&#*)$& I must have taken it off too

***apply sunscreen, sunscreen, water, water, water****

So I head back, leaving my loving wife with the kids (after she asked about the life insurance making me feel oh so loved) and started to jog back.

Did I mention the rocks are slick? So I'm jogging back wind milling all over the place because those #$% rocks get slicker with heat, I'm sure of it (don't bring facts or science into it, I know as the day gets hotter the rocks get slicker. I'm doing my damn best to hurry and not fall.

I hear something and look back. Lo and behold my wife sent me a "buddy" a friend of ours who is runner. And by runner I mean one of those sick people that eat 5ks for breakfast and enjoys the marathons. Anyway she is jumping back and forth and running over the rocks like a freckin American Ninja Warrior contestant. She politely ignores my huffing and puffing and just smiles. I asked her "did my wife send you?" She nods her head and says "plus this way I get some quiet time away from the kids." So we move on (me thankful my wife thinks enough of me to send a buddy...oh wait I have the car keys)

Anyway, found the ring, but made the trek twice.

We make it up and out of the valley, damn hills were tiring (at least 3 hills and one of which we watched a wagon go out of control, though to be fair we did try and warn the guy).

***water, water, water**** make sure you have water and snacks in the car waiting. and probably dry shoes.

Was it worth it? Heck yes, the area was gorgeous but most likely a one and done trip for us.
เขียนเมื่อ 8 ตุลาคม ค.ศ. 2020
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DannyWasserman
เวอร์จิเนียบีช, เวอร์จิเนีย4,107 ผลงาน
ธ.ค. ค.ศ. 2019
Check out Devils River Area and see the natural beauty that Del Rio has to offer. The scenery is spectacular and the rocks and mountain views are surreal.
เขียนเมื่อ 15 ธันวาคม ค.ศ. 2019
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lucweb2018
ออสติน, เท็กซัส7 ผลงาน
ก.ย. ค.ศ. 2019
This is by far my most favorite place in Texas to visit due to its remoteness. A great place to get away from it all. On this trip, due to the heat, stayed in the barraks. The river is such an amazing place for relief from the heat and experience the crystal clear water. So sad to see the pipelines going into the area scaring the land.
Beau, the superintendent and park police was so friendly and helpful. He is the man that keeps this place going and improving.
As a two night follow up, I stayed at nearby The Lodges on Sanders Point for continued beautiful views and river access. Will definitely do that again.
เขียนเมื่อ 19 กันยายน ค.ศ. 2019
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Anthony G
เดลริโอ, เท็กซัส58 ผลงาน
ส.ค. ค.ศ. 2018
Such a cool place to hike, swim, fish, and relax. It’s worth the drive and walk. The views are truly breathtaking. Texas nature at its best.
เขียนเมื่อ 2 กรกฎาคม ค.ศ. 2019
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Adam Hebert
3 ผลงาน
ส.ค. ค.ศ. 2018
If you like to hike......this place is really nice. Every swimming hole. Super private. Water beautiful..>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
เขียนเมื่อ 27 มิถุนายน ค.ศ. 2019
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eaterofallthingsgood
Maypearl, เท็กซัส832 ผลงาน
มิ.ย. ค.ศ. 2019 • เพื่อนๆ
if you like fishing and running a good class 3 river this is it . if the water is up be careful it will kick your but .
เขียนเมื่อ 22 มิถุนายน ค.ศ. 2019
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riverdog
3 ผลงาน
ต.ค. ค.ศ. 2018 • คู่รัก
gerald bailey, "devils river outfitters", was the initial consessionaire for the tpwd for 19 years........he dropped that concession and is still doing it from bakers crossing to his riverhouse in blue sage, about a 22 mile trip......so; there is more than one shuttle provider who has much more exerience of the river than anyone else........820-395-2266
เขียนเมื่อ 27 มกราคม ค.ศ. 2019
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