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.

Miles and Miles of Texas

From atop the 200-foot bluff at Big Spring State Park, the scale of Texas becomes clear. Take in the expansive view, admire the timeless artisanship of the Civilian Conservation Corps, and explore 382 acres of arid plains terrain.

Things to Do

Hike, bike, nature watch, picnic or just take a drive and enjoy the view at this day-use park. Reserve the historic CCC pavilion on top of the hill for your next gathering. Stop by the interpretive center to learn more about the park.

Hike and bike

The park’s paved, three-mile loop road challenges walkers, joggers and bikers. The road winds up and around the mountain to its peak before returning to the park entrance.

If you’re looking for a more natural experience, explore our five-mile hike and bike trail. The trail begins and ends at the park entrance.

Our 2/3-mile Nature Trail travels up the hillside past cacti and other desert plants, with views to reward your efforts.

Civilian Conservation Corps

The Civilian Conservation Corps built this park in 1934-35. They transformed around 300 acres of rough country into a state park. Projects here included the park’s loop road and pavilion.

To learn more:

Picnic and play

At the top of Scenic Mountain, you’ll find the group pavilion, picnic tables, playground and restrooms.

Ranger Programs

People have been visiting this park for hundreds of years. Some left evidence of their visits. Download our Guide to Historic Rock Carvings on Scenic Mountain.

Learn more about the history and nature of the park on our Nature and History pages and at the park’s interpretive center.

Area Attractions

Explore the surrounding area when you visit.

 

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
Hours

Open daily, 
8 a.m. to sunset.

Climate

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
Elevation

2,810 feet

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