Big Spring State Park
Things to Do
Dramatic views off of the 200-foot bluff and from the CCC-built loop road are among the featured attractions of this 382-acre park. Early morning or sunset, joggers, walkers and cyclists circle the loop, enjoying these views as they exercise. An elaborate Fourth of July fireworks display is one of the largest in the region. Other activities include picnicking, nature study and sightseeing.
The park has a Group Pavilion available for reservation; it is on top of the hill and holds up to 50 people.
A seasonal interpretive center displays area Indian artifacts and fossils.
Get more information on the Civilian Conservation Corps, which helped develop this park and numerous others over 70 years ago, by visiting our CCC page that includes the interactive online exhibits and education resource, “The Look of Nature: Designing Texas State Parks During the Great Depression” and “A New Deal for Texas Parks.”
Nearby attractions include Lake Colorado City State Park, Comanche Trail Park and Historical Spring, Moss Creek Lake, Heritage Museum/Potton House, One Mile Lake (Sandhill Crane Sanctuary - Observation Area), a unique 18-hole golf course, and the cities of Midland and Odessa.