Seminole Canyon State Historical Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 31
Number of Sites with Electric and Water: 23
About: Hiking, mountain biking, camping, historical study, and nature/interpretive attractions are enjoyed. Fate Bell Shelter, in the canyon, contains some of North America's oldest Indian pictographs and is one of the oldest cave dwellings in North America. Note: No hiking is allowed in the canyon area without a guide (Contact the park for more information.)
Tours: The Fate Bell Shelter Tour is held daily Wednesday through Sunday. From June 1st through August 31st the Fate Bell Tour will be held at 10 a.m. only. From September 1st through May 31st the Fate Bell Shelter Tours will begin at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The Fate Bell Shelter Tour involves a fairly-rugged hike to the bottom of the canyon and then up to the shelter to view many good examples of American Indian rock paintings in Fate Bell Shelter. Park staff & volunteers with the private, nonprofit Rock Art Foundation conduct tours of the Fate Bell Shelter, continuing the group's history of support for the site. The shelter is a huge cliff overhang containing some of the state's most spectacular American rock paintings.
Facilities include the park interpretive center, with exhibits relating to the history of the canyon area; a restroom with showers; campsites with water; campsites with water and electricity; picnic sites; and 8 miles of multi-use trails for hiking and mountain biking; and .6 miles of nature/interpretive trails; a Texas State Park Store; and a trailer dump station.
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