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Big Spring State Park

  • Enjoy the view across Texas from a 200-foot bluff.
  • Walkers, runners, and furry friends scale Scenic Mountain on the park road.
  • Reserve this pavilion, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps more than 80 years ago.
  • Locals plan their walks for sunrise and sunset.
  • Enjoy a picnic with the family and this view.

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.   

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Ranger Programs

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 80 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.”

Area Attractions

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.

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No. 1 Scenic Drive
Big Spring, TX 79720

Latitude: 32.232288

Longitude: -101.490728

(432) 263-4931

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • Entrance Fee: Free

Climate is warm and dry, with a yearly mean temperature of 63 degrees. January average low is 40 degrees. July average high is 82 degrees. Average rainfall is 18.4 inches. Growing season is approximately 231 days.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

2,810 feet

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