Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 20
Number of Sites with Electric and Water: 17
About: The site includes a historic ranch house that serves as the park's interpretive center, and ruins of a stagecoach station. Activities include picnicking, camping, hiking, rock climbing, birding, nature study, viewing of prehistoric and historic pictographs, stargazing, slide shows, and guided tours.
Tours: Tours are free with paid entry to the site.
On pictograph tours, guides lead visitors to various areas of the site, showcasing examples of pictographs representing three distinct cultures. Guides also provide information about the site's geology, flora, fauna, and history. All tours subject to guide availability.
In addition to the fascinating and diverse plants and animals of this section of the Chihuahuan Desert, of unusual interest in the rock basins are seasonal explosions of tiny, translucent freshwater shrimps that attract gray foxes, bobcats, prairie falcons, golden eagles, lizards, and other predators.
Facilities include campsites with water and/or electricity; walk-in picnic sites; restrooms with and without showers; hiking trails;interpretive center; and an amphitheater. There are no playgrounds. There is a park store (gifts only). Wireless internet access (Wi-Fi) is available for park visitors to use.
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