Park Alerts  . . . 


Park Alerts  . . . 

Anthrax Outbreak

Aug. 5, 2019 - Portions of West Texas (including Devils River State Natural Area) are currently experiencing a natural Anthrax outbreak. It's very rare for people to contract this disease in North America. However, you should still be cautious.

If you visit the Natural Area, do not touch dead wildlife and immediately report carcasses to park staff. Also, be sure to wear plenty of insect repellent, as deer flies transmit this infectious disease.


Contact the Natural Area for more information.

Paddler Notice

Devils Back take-out location will close starting Oct. 1, 2019 due to road construction projects. The closure is currently scheduled to end sometime in spring of 2020. Permit itineraries that do not included Devils Back are not affected.