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.
Shop at the park store, which offers cold drinks, souvenirs, gifts and books.
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.
- Borrow an explorer pack, loaded with tools for exploring the park.
- Pick up a free Junior Ranger Activity Journal (PDF). Complete tasks to earn a badge.
Teachers: This is a Texas Aquatic Science Certified Field Site.
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.