Big Spring State Park

Panhandle Plains

The dry-as-dust, 382-acre Big Spring State Park perches on a low bluff 3 miles southwest of downtown. The park’s short, one-way loop drive gives sweeping views out across the basin and plateau. The enjoyable 500m nature trail, which runs across the middle, includes labels along the way to identify tenacious plants like the spiky argarita bush.

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1. Comanche Trail Park

1.14 MILES

The spring for which the town is named sits in Comanche Trail Park, a cute little park just south of the center.