Texas March 15, 2019
The World’s Largest Spring-Fed Pool In Texas Just Re-Opened And You Need To Visit For Yourself
Searching for the perfect spring break destination? Look no further – the pool at Balmorhea State Park has officially re-opened! This 3.5-million gallon, crystal-clear oasis is the desert’s best-kept secret.
Built in 1930 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the pool at Balmorhea State Park holds a whopping 3.5 million gallons of water. This jaw-dropping statistic makes it the world’s largest spring-fed pool.
To the dismay of Texans everywhere, the pool was forced to shut down last May after a partial collapse during routine cleaning procedures. It remained closed all summer long, the carefree laughter of children from years past becoming a distant memory.
March 1 was the grand reopening, and families from every corner of the state are flocking to Toyahvale for spring break. Temperatures will only get warmer from here, so don’t fret if you can’t make it this month!
Renovations are still underway, so the campground and showers remain closed at this time.
Here’s a list of nearby hotels if you need somewhere to stay.
Pool hours are 8 a.m. until either 7:30 p.m. or sunset - whichever comes first. Click
here to reserve a day pass in advance.
They say setbacks are just preparation for comebacks, and that couldn’t be more accurate in this case. We’re so excited to watch this beautiful place flourish again!
For more information, check out the park’s
website or Facebook page.
Have you ever been to Balmorhea State Park? If not, what are you waiting for? Here are a few more popular swimming spots to take advantage of over spring break:
These 11 Swimming Spots Have The Clearest, Most Pristine Water In Texas.