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Devils Sinkhole State Natural Area
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Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area Information:
This 1,859 acre undeveloped state natural area consists of limestone canyons covered with trees, and the sinkhole discovered by Anglos in 1867. The main attraction is the sinkhole, a vertical cavern with an opening measuring approximately 40 by 60 feet, and a vertical drop to the main cavern of approximately 140 feet. The main cavern reaches a total depth of approximately 350 to 400 feet. The sinkhole was discovered by Anglo settlers in 1867, and is the summer home to 1 to 4 million Mexican Free-tailed Bats, a subspecies of the Brazilian Free-tailed Bat. 3,000 to 4,000 Cave Swallows occupy the cave at night while the bats are gone. The sinkhole is a National Natural Landmark. Access to the area is obtained through tours by reservation from the Devil’s Sinkhole Society. The Society’s visitor center is located in Rocksprings and features a museum, a store, a theater and an office. Onsite park amenities include a few picnic sites, chemical toilets, trails, and an ADA compliant sinkhole viewing platform. For more SNA information, watch the Park Video. The Devil’s Sinkhole SNA is located 8 miles northeast of Rocksprings.From Del Rio, Take U.S. 277 North three miles past Loma Alta to Dolan Creek Road. Go left on Dolan, and drive 22 miles to the park entrance.  Event Calendar
 
Devil's Sinkhole SNA Rocksprings Visitor Center:
The Rocksprings SNA Visitor Center is staffed by a volunteer, Wed-Sun, 9am-noon and 1pm-3pm. The Devil’s Sinkhole Society conducts tours of the Sinkhole area by reservation. Special Day tours may be arranged with a minimum of three days’ notice; reservations are required. Call, email, or write to schedule a tour. A tour fee applies. (830) 683-2287. All visitors meet for guided tours at the Rocksprings Visitors Center on the town square at 101 N. Sweeten Street, Rocksprings.  Email   Events
 
Annual Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area First Day Hike, 1 Jan:
Hike the easy-moderate nature trail to Devils Sinkhole and learn about the animals and native plants. Meet at the Rocksprings Visitors Center which will be open from 9am-10am. The bus leaves at 10am.  Bring water, snacks, hiking boots or shoes, binoculars, and cameras. Leashed dogs are welcomed. For more information call Alan Crowe at (830) 563-2342 or Email Alan. 101 N. Sweeten Street, Rocksprings, Texas 78880.
 
Devil’s Sinkhole Bat Viewing Tours:
Tours are available by reservation, May to mid-October, Wednesday through Sunday. Evening Bat Tours depart from the Rocksprings Visitor Center approximately 45 minutes before the bats are expected to emerge, and return to the center approximately two hours later. Tour fees apply. (830) 683-2287. 101 N. Sweeten Street, Rocksprings. (830) 683-2287. 101 N. Sweeten Street, Rocksprings, Texas 78880.  Email
 
Edwards County Birding:
Texas Bird Checklist with Photos
Bird Checklist for the Edwards Plateau
Texas Counties Map
 
SNA Directions:
The Devil’s Sinkhole SNAis located 8 miles northeast of Rocksprings.From Del Rio, Take U.S. 277 North three miles past Loma Alta to Dolan Creek Road. Go left on Dolan, and drive 22 miles to the park entrance. 
 
The Rocksprings Visitors Centeris located on the Rocksprings town square at 101 N. Sweeten Street in Rocksprings. Rocksprings is located at the intersection of SH 55 and U.S. 377.