A Brief History Of Davis Mountain State Park

Davis Mountain state park spans a 2709 acre state park that is situated in Davis Mountains in Jeff Davis County, Texas. As a matter of fact, the closest town to it is the Fort Davis, Texas. The park's elevation is around 5000 to 6000 feet or 1500 meters to 1800 meters above sea level. Original portion of the park was basically deeded to Texas Park as well as Wildlife Department by local family. Original improvements were made by the CCC or Civilian Conservation Corps way back in 1933 and then after, the park was opened to the general public at around 1938. in 1967, there were several campground facilities that were added to the park. To gather more awesome ideas, click here to get started  treksw.com

The interest of developing the state park even further in Davis Mountains started in earnest in 1923. it is when the time that the Texas Legislature has directed the newly built State Parks Board in investigating the area. On the other hand, the Parks Board have failed in securing any land donations and that there are no appropriations to purchase the land. And by 1933, Great Depression took in and has devastated local economy that many landowners have decided to donate 560 acres for the park. You can get more info here. 

The CCC companies 881 and 879 arrived in 1933 of June and began to organize their encampment, to which they name as Camp Washington Seawell, right after their first commander nearby Fort Davis. The developments made in the park have included roads, two mess halls, overlook shelter, picnic tables, steps and fireplaces, latrine and Indian Lodge.

The park is also next to Fort Davis National Historic Site and these 2 are connected by a 4 miles of hiking trails. In the park is the Indian Lodge, an adobe motel with 39 rooms, 16 that were constructed by Civilian Conservation Corps during the 30s and was completed in 1939 and 24 more were added by the Texas Parks and Wildlife in 1967. A big bird blind next to main road is offering enclosed as well as open viewing areas for various species of birds that are very attracted to feeders close to the blind. Believe it or not, the park also has 7 miles of equestrian trails with the special use of Limpia Canyon Primitive Area.

Whether you believe it or not, Davis Mountain State Park also receives more rain than its surrounding desert and is hosting variety of trees like Emory oak, Mexican Pinyon, gray oak as well as one-seed juniper. Shrubs similar to scarlet bouvardia, trompillo, little-leaf leadtree, evergreen sumac, Apache plume, fragrant sumac, tree cholla, Torrey yucca and even agarita are going to welcome you. Kindly visit this website  https://www.britannica.com/art/park  for more useful reference.