The world’s largest spring-fed swimming pool is in Texas and it’s finally reopening

Balmorhea State Park pool will reopen on June 26

The world’s largest spring-fed swimming pool is reopening after two years of being closed for repairs.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced this week that the pool at Balmorhea State Park will reopen on June 26.

According to TPWD, the pool is filled with more than 15 million gallons of water from the San Solomon Springs. The pool is up to 25 feet deep, covers 1.3 acres, and holds 3.5 million gallons of water that stays at a temperature between 72 and 76 degrees year-round.

Balmorhea State Park is located in West Texas on Interstate 10 between Van Horn and Fort Stockton, near the Davis Mountains. The pool is about an hour north of Marfa or five hours west of San Antonio.

The park has been closed to visitors since September 2019 for construction and repairs including the removal and replacement of the existing septic system. The project was supposed to be finished in the spring of 2020, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Starting June 26, the pool and day-use areas will be open from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. or sunset, whichever comes first. Guests are “strongly encouraged” to reserve day passes in advance online or by phone by calling (512) 389-8900.

TPWD says the San Solomon Courts, campground, and cienegas remain closed and may not reopen this summer.

We’re happy to announce that Balmorhea pool is reopening JUNE 26! **Guests are strongly encouraged to reserve Day...

Posted by Balmorhea State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife on Monday, June 14, 2021

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