About Us

Welcome to the City of Balmorhea

Come visit the uniqueness and the beauty of Balmorhea, created by the continuous flow of water from San Solomon Springs. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and warm hospitality.

The Original inhabitants of the area were the Mascalero Apache Indians. The City of Balmorhea was established in 1906 by three land promoters: Balcom, Morrow, and Rhea. San Solomon Springs, located at Balmorhea State Park, supplies 26 million gallons of water per day to area farmers. The picturesque canal, which flows through the middle of Balmorhea, carries water to 10,000 acres of farmland. Water is stored at Balmorhea Lake,a 600 acre reservoir, which is stocked with Bass, Catfish, and Crappie. Balmorhea Lake and the surrounding area is also excellent for bird watching. The most unique attraction is the swimming pool at the Balmorhea State Park. The pool was built by Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's. The swimming pool is the "World's Largest Spring Fed Swimming Pool". With and approximate depth of 28 feet and 74 degree average temperature, one can enjoy a refreshing swim. The crystal clear water also provides excellent scuba diving.

Calera Church

Calera Chapel is located two miles west of Balmorhea State Park on FM 3018. This early Reeves County Church was names Mission Mary and mostly served the Mexican American residents of Calera. Baptisms and marriages were first recorded in 1902. Father Nicholas Brocardus served Trans-Pecos missions for fifty years. Mission Mary was renovated in 2003 and dedicated as an all denominational chapel in May of 2003. For more information contact Calera Foundation at P.O. Box 12, Toyahvale, Texas 79786.