Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site

Things to Do

Visitors enjoy hiking, mountain biking, camping, historical study, and nature viewing. Fate Bell Shelter, in the canyon, contains some of North America's oldest Native American pictographs and is one of the oldest cave dwellings in North America. See more of the park on our Photos & Videos page and take a virtual tour with our Interactive Trails Map.

Note: No hiking is allowed in the canyon area without a guide (Contact the park for more information.)

Ranger Programs

The park interpretive center has exhibits relating to the history of the canyon area.

The Fate Bell Shelter Tour is held Wednesday through Sunday ($5 per person five and older). From June 1 through Aug. 31 the Fate Bell Tour will be held at 10 a.m. only. From Sept. 1 through May 31, the Fate Bell Shelter Tours will begin at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The Fate Bell Shelter Tour involves a fairly-rugged hike to the bottom of the canyon and then up to the shelter to view many good examples of American Indian rock paintings in Fate Bell Shelter. Park staff and volunteers with the private, nonprofit Rock Art Foundation conduct tours of the Fate Bell Shelter, continuing the group's history of support for the site. The shelter is a huge cliff overhang containing some of the state's most spectacular American rock paintings.

The Rock Art Foundation also conducts White Shaman Tours. For tour details and departure location, visit the Rock Art Foundation website or contact them at (888) 525-9907.

Area Attractions

Parks in the area include Devils River State Natural Area, Kickapoo Cavern State Park, Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area, Fort Lancaster State Historic Site, Amistad Reservoir and the Amistad National Recreation Area. The cities of Del Rio and Ciudad Acuña are also nearby.

P.O. Box 820
Comstock, TX 78837

Latitude: 29.700094

Longitude: -101.312875

(432) 292-4464

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $3 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free

Open daily.

Office Hours
Visitor Center is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Busy Season

March, April and May


January average low temperature is 46 degrees. July average high temperature is 89 degrees. First freeze occurs late November. Last freeze occurs mid-March.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

1400 feet

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