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Davis Mountains State Park Closing For Six Months

Texas Parks and Wildlife

A popular state park in West Texas is closing for six months while the staff undertakes a major upgrade of the park’s utility system.

Officials with Texas Parks and Wildlife said many of the amenities at Davis Mountains State Park in West Texas will be unavailable to visitors during a major renovation starting Sept. 3, including the campgrounds, trails and the park's Interpretive Center.

In addition to completing much needed utility projects, an extensive new trail system is being built in the Limpia Canyon primitive area. The current system, a 6.5-mile trail, will be improved and an additional 6 miles will be built onto the existing route. The park’s new bird viewing area, which began construction in May, will be completed, adding a new dimension to the park and providing more opportunities for outdoor recreation.

The Indian Lodge and Black Bear Restaurant will remain open during the construction projects. The project is expected to be completed by March 1, 2014.