Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site

Stories in Stone

Early canyon dwellers left clues to their lives on the stone walls of Seminole Canyon. Their pictographs tell stories that we try to understand today. Come see this special place for yourself; we’re along the Rio Grande near Del Rio.

Things to Do

Ancient rock art will draw you here. But you’ll find other things to do as well: Camp, hike, mountain bike, geocache and study history and nature.

Camp at one of our 46 campsites. These range from primitive drive-up sites to sites with water and electricity, all with restrooms and showers nearby.

Hike and bike to the Rio Grande or along the Seminole Canyon rim. The park has almost 10 miles of trails. Note: You may only hike in the canyon area with a guide, but you can access all other trails on your own. Take a virtual tour with our Interactive Trails Map.

Learn about the park at our visitors center and by taking a guided tour. You can also visit our Nature, History and Photos & Videos pages.

Volunteer – we need your help! Ask at headquarters or search on the Volunteer page. Or join the Rock Art Foundation, the friends group for Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site.

Shop at the park store, which offers cold drinks, souvenirs, gifts and books.

Ranger Programs

We offer frequent guided hiking tours of rock art sites; visit our Events page to find one that fits your schedule. Hike or tour fees are in addition to the park entrance fee.

Choose from one of our regular hikes:

  • Fate Bell Shelter Tour:  Take a fairly rugged hike to the Fate Bell Shelter. Protected by a huge cliff overhang, the shelter holds some of Texas’ most spectacular rock art. Tour fee is $5 per person, five years and older. Tours held daily, except on Mondays and Tuesdays.
    • June 1 – Aug. 31: Tours are at 10 a.m.
    • Sept. 1 – May 31: Tours are at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Presa Day Hike:  Explore more of the park’s rock art sites in remote areas of Seminole and Presa canyons. We offer this day-long backcountry hike in the spring and fall. Hike fee is $25 per person.
  • Upper Canyon Hike:  Learn about the park’s railroad and military history and visit remote rock art sites in the upper portions of Seminole Canyon. We lead this half-day hike in the spring and fall. Hike fee is $12 per person.

Kids:   Become a Junior Ranger! Visit the visitors center or headquarters to learn how.

Teachers: This is a Texas Aquatic Science Certified Field Site.

Area Attractions

Del Rio offers restaurants, lodging and access to outdoor activities. You can also cross the border to explore Ciudad Acuna.

Amistad Reservoir and the Amistad National Recreation Area are adjacent to Seminole Canyon.

The Rock Art Foundation leads tours of the Galloway White Shaman Preserve every Saturday (scroll down to “weekend tours”).

Visit nearby Langtry, home to the Judge Roy Bean Visitor Center.

Take the Rio Bravo Loop of the Great Texas Wildlife Trails to find area wildlife viewing spots.

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
Hours

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

Climate

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
Elevation

1400 feet

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