Comstock, Texas

Seminole Canyon State Park – Other reviewers at

March, 2015

The Lowe’s overall rating = 7 out of 10 stars

That’s Betsy in the middle, sitting on top of a hill overlooking thousands of acres into Mexico.

Noise level and overall “feel” of the park?
Although the campground is small, it’s typically “state park noisy” as
some people drive too fast through the area and families make more
noise than in private parks.  Fortunately, the spacing between sites
is generous.  There is some road noise from distant highway 90, but
it isn’t bothersome.  Nights are very quiet.

Road and site access/type?

Spaciousness/levelness of sites?
Many sites were not level, but ours (#1) was pretty close.  As
mentioned previously, spacing between sites was good.  Site
lengths varied, but the office seemed to assign them appropriately.

Utilities and WiFi/cell reception?
The 30A electric service was barely acceptable, and when the park
was almost full the voltage drop to under 109 – not usable.  Water
pressure was good.  “Electric/water” and “no utilities” sites were
intermixed within the main area, and there was a “primitive” area
below that we would have favored if we had been boondocking.
There was no Verizon signal to our phones or hotspot.  Only a
couple of over-the-air stations for TV, in spanish.  There was WiFi
service into the campground, which varied from slow in the early
mornings to mostly unusable after that.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
Each site featured an excellent metal table on a concrete slab,
covered by a metal roof – nice!  There were fire pits also, good
firewood was sold 5 miles down the road at a private RV park.

Facilities – bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
The bathrooms were nice and clean, as were the showers.  But the
showers were in a “common area” with no privacy for each stall – I
didn’t like that at all.  Would it kill them to install a curtain across
each shower stall?  No laundry room, and the closest laundromat
was about 37 miles away in Del Rio.

Pet and/or kid friendly?
In typical state park fashion, there were trails to walk and roads to
ride on for the kids.  Dogs had to be on-leash, and there were no
dedicated large areas for them to run in.  Although there were
thousands of acres of open land here, it was scrub brush and
maybe not the best environment to let dogs run around in.

Bike/walking trails nearby?
The walking trails were very nice, and not difficult.  This is the
reason to come here – for the walks along the canyon and the
beautiful vistas that feature gorgeous sunrises and sunsets on
a regular basis.  The walking trails could also be biked, and the
road from the highway to the campground was long enough to
provide a bit of a ride.

Grocery stores and other services nearby?
Nothing!  Well, there was a tiny convenience store in Comstock,
but no fruits or vegetables there and all shopping or other
services were over 35 miles away in Del Rio.  Bring all of the food
and supplies you will need to this place!

This stop provided an excellent variety of birds for us to watch,
and we thoroughly enjoyed the walking trails every day.  We walked
almost 30 miles on the trails while we were here!  Although
the trails weren’t strenuous, views into the canyon were fantastic
and we liked walking through the desert scrub areas.  Our site was
high enough up on a hill to overlook thousands of acres well into
Mexico.  Leave all of your gadgets off when you come here, and
prepare to enjoy active days and beautiful nights under the stars
next to your campfire – weather permitting, of course!


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