Explore Hueco Tanks State Park

The Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site is a small park located just 32 miles from El Paso. Covering just 860 acres of rugged wilderness, these state park lands are steeped in history that spans across hundreds of thousands of years. A visit to this fantastic historical and natural area near El Paso will be well-rewarded!

With easy access from nearby El Paso, the Hueco Tanks State Park is an ideal destination for a day trip or an overnight camping trip. The highlight of this unique park is the vast amount of history on display. From the large natural rock basins, known as huecos, that have made the lands hospitable to local inhabitants for hundreds of thousands of years, to the amazing pictographs left over the years by the prehistoric Jornada Mogollon tribe, as well as the Mescalero Apaches and Kiowas in more recent history, history abounds at the Hueco Tanks State Park. Guided pictograph tours are available with an advance reservation, and are complimentary with your paid admission to the park. Your historical adventure at the state park continues when you take a history tour of an old ranch house that doubles as an interpretive center and also features an old stagecoach station.

In addition to the amazing amount of history on display at the Hueco Tanks State Park, this state park provides locals and visitors to the El Paso area with a wide range of outdoor recreational activities. Visitors to Hueco Tanks State Park can also enjoy picnicking, hiking, rock climbing, birding, and more. Other complimentary guided tours are also available at Hueco Tanks State Park that give you insight into the native plants and animals of the park, as well as the unique geology of the lands. Camping is permitted at designated campsites, and the campsites feature water and electricity hook-ups. Other facilities located at the Hueco Tanks State Park include picnic tables, restrooms with showers, a park store, internet access, and an amphitheater.

Because of the rich history on display throughout the park, entrance to the park is limited throughout the year. Advance reservations are required for entrance and any activities in the park. While advance planning is required to visit Hueco Tanks State Park near El Paso, your efforts will be worthwhile when you spend time exploring the amazing natural beauty and history of the area.

Hueco Tanks State Park

Neighborhood: El Paso
El Paso, TX 79938
United States of America