Kickapoo Cavern State Park near Del Rio, TX
It consists of more than 6,000 acres of the southern Edwards Plateau. The park includes a variety of picnic sites and camp sites with water and electricity, or group sites for larger family camp outings. There are numerous trails for hiking and mountain biking, including spectacular bird-watching year around.
With 14 miles of mountain bike trials and 18 miles of hiking trails, it offers visitors amazing views around every corner. The park contains 20 known caves, with tours available by reservation on Saturdays. One of the caves is a migratory stopover for a large number of Mexican free-tailed bats. There is evening bat flight viewing available from mid-March to the end of October.
The park was originally named the Seargeant Ranch, a working ranch owed by the Seargeant family. The state of Texas purchased the land in 1986. The park held its grand opening in June of 2010, including the dedication of the Seargeant Memorial Trail, a hike and bike trail, named in honor of the late Tommy Seargeant, a former judge and rancher.
The Kickapoo Cavern State Park offers visitors access to not only a beautiful landscape to enjoy outdoor activities, but some of the best bird watching in the area. The cave tours open a door to an underground adventure to view icicle-like stalactites and stalagmites. The park preserves three distinct eco-regions with a variety of plant and animal life. Spend a day enjoying the views or stay to watch the bats, the park offers a variety of outdoor adventures for all.