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Media Contact: Tommy Cude, Park Superintendent, (432) 426-3254 ext. 336, tommy.cude@tpwd.texas.gov

Aug. 21, 2013

Davis Mountains State Park to close for major renovations

FORT DAVIS – Starting Sept. 3, Davis Mountains State Park will be temporarily closed while Texas Parks and Wildlife staff undertakes a major upgrade of the park’s utility system. The closure will last through March 1, 2014.

Many of the park’s amenities, including the campgrounds, trails, and Interpretive Center, will be unavailable to visitors.

In addition to completing much needed utility projects, an extensive new trail system will be put into place in the Limpia Canyon primitive area. The current system, which consists of 6.5 miles of trail, will be improved and an additional 6 miles will be added to the existing route. The park’s new bird viewing area, which began construction in May will be completed, as well.

These improvements will add a new dimension to the park and provide additional opportunities for outdoor recreation for visitors. spring.

Please note that the Indian Lodge and Black Bear Restaurant are unaffected by this closure and will remain open during standard business hours. The Indian Lodge office is open 24 hours a day and can be reached at (432) 426-3254. The Black Bear Restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., extending hours until 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Advanced reservations for the Indian Lodge can be made by calling (512) 389-8900.

Davis Mountains State Park and the Indian Lodge are located four miles north of Fort Davis on State Highway 18 North.

2013-08-21


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