Big Spring State Park, Big Spring Texas

Big Spring State Park is just outside the town of Big Spring Texas, overlooking the town from Scenic Mountain, a series of bluffs rising to a scenic vantage point of 200 feet above the plains.  This is the northern limit of the Edwards Plateau, a vast upland area that stretches to the Southeast as far as San Antonio and Austin.  Open every day from 8A.M. to sunset for day use only, no entrance fee is collected.  A 3 mile scenic drive curves along the limestone rim of the rock ledge around Scenic Mountain, well used by joggers, walkers and cyclists.  A variety of birds live in the park.  A short nature trail (2/3 mile each way) affords the opportunity to spot a cottontail, jackrabbit or the occasional road runner.  An interpretive center is open seasonally displaying fossils and Indian artifacts.  100 miles west of Abilene or 36 miles east of Midland Exit #174 off I-20 will take you to Big Spring State Park.

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