April 30, 2022 - reviewed by Skip Watson
Great History Here
Stayed 3 nights. Texas state parks pass gets you the 2nd night half off. They do have a lot of rules to abide by. This isn't just a state park but is also a state historical site that goes back thousands of years, hence all the rules to protect it. Also, still sacred ground for many local tribes that still have closed traditional ceremonies at times. Many ancient pictographs and graffiti dating back to the mid 1800's when the stage coach would stop by here for rest and water. I would come back again. Camp sites are large and private with water and electricity. There is a dump station on site. Also a clean, well maintained bathroom and shower house. El Paso is less than an hour away. Highly recommend taking a historic tour, and/or climbing tour if that’s your thing. We really enjoyed the historic one.
March 11, 2020 - reviewed by Rambling Rhodes
Stayed here 3 nights while traveling through this area. Clean and well maintained. Great hiking and historic sites to visit. Near El Paso if need arises to get provisions and eat. Will definitely return.
February 28, 2018 - reviewed by Lka
Feb 2018 Stay
Agree there are a lot of rules. They take protecting this place serious. Felt as though we got the "run around" when trying to sign up for the guided tours and self guided north mountain pass. Seemed as though staff don't work great together. "Maria" apparently is the only one who can make reservations and schedule guided hikes. Told to come to the front at 745am the following morning to sign up for guided hike and reservations for the next evening. When we arrived at the ranger station, informed that "Maria" doesn't start until 9, so we should come back later. Gosh folks, we we were there to have fun and enjoy the beauty! Lighten up!!!!
Camp host and hiking guides, Dar and Tes were fantastic! Loved their enthusiasm and passion for this park!!!
Site was ok. Fairly level with water and electric. Showers were adequate. Bathrooms were not cleaned or restocked with tp during our 2 days stay. Overall, loved the area but disliked the staff.
November 29, 2017 - reviewed by Zab
Serious About The Rules
You will have to watch a 15 min intro video... Each person who enters the park!! Even me with a sprained ankle had to hobble in to watch it!! They are really serious and give you printed park rules. Camp spots are paved and have water and power. Internet is terrible. There is a camp host in each area that you can go to if you have any issues (they are also there to babysit you). Don't go off any paths or you might end up in jail.
Nice park but there are others that aren't so strict.