Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site

  • cave in Seminole Caynon
  • metal statue in Seminole Canyon State Park
  • ancient rock art
  • campers in Seminole Canyon
  • people taking on tour

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 visitor 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.

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

DonateSupport state parks by donating to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation.

Ranger Programs

We offer frequent guided hiking tours of rock art sites. Hike or tour fees are in addition to the park entrance fee. 

  • 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. We offer tours daily Wednesday through Sunday. Tour fee is $8 per person 13 years and older; $5 per person, five to 12 years. Pay fees online before you visit. 
  • Presa Day Hike: Explore more of the park’s rock art sites on this day-long backcountry hike in remote areas of Seminole and Presa canyons. The Friends of Seminole Canyon offer this tour in the fall, winter and spring. See schedule and purchase tickets online.  
  • 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. The Friends of Seminole Canyon lead this half-day hike in the fall, winter and spring. See tour schedule and purchase tickets online.
  • Shumla Treks:  Shumla offers guided tours in Seminole Canyon and surrounding areas. Experience the rock art of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands with a professional archaeologist. Shumla is a global leader in rock art research and education with over 20 years’ experience documenting and studying the unique rock art of this region. See their full schedule with itineraries


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


This is a Texas Aquatic Science Certified Field Site.

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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.

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.

434 Park Road 67
Comstock, TX 78837

Latitude: 29.700094

Longitude: -101.312875

(432) 292-4464

Entrance Fees
  • 13 years and older: $4 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free

Open daily,
except on Christmas and Thanksgiving days. 


To guarantee entry, reserve passes online or by calling the customer service center before you visit.

Busy Season

March, April and May


January average low temperature is 36 degrees. July average high temperature is 98 degrees. First freeze occurs late November. Last freeze occurs mid-March.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

1400 feet