Longhorn Cavern State Park

What a Cave!

Inks Lake State Park is very close to Longhorn Caverns State Park as they are on the same road. The guys barely made their 3:00 pm cave “Walking Tour”. There is also a “Wild Cave Tour” that requires safety equipment. 

The cave colors are muted and varied colors of tan and brown stone carved by an ancient river. Native American Indians never inhabited it, which is unusual. There is a story of the Texas Rangers rescuing a kidnapped little girl from this cave. In the 1920s, dances were held underground in the larger parts of the Cavern. This area is really remote and far from any town, so I have no idea where they stayed overnight.

How do you accommodate everyone’s interests when you travel? Have you traveled with your parents? Have you traveled with other members of your family? 

Fifty-two steps up and down to the entrance of the cave, but the walking is easy once you are in the cavern. At the entrance to the cavern is a sitting area with beautiful arches shadowed by shade trees. A warm sun and easy breeze awaited us as we sat on a bench under the large trees.  

At the place where the road passes some sheepfolds, Saul went into a cave to go to the bathroom, but as it happened, David and his men were hiding in the cave! “Now’s your time!” David’s men whispered to him. “Today is the day the Lord was talking about when he said, ‘I will certainly put Saul into your power, to do with as you wish’!” Then David crept forward and quietly slit off the bottom of Saul’s robe! I Samuel 24:4-5 The Living Bible

The Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) built an observation tower, the original reception area and restrooms and one cabin out of native limestone. There was an easy nature path for my mom and the puppy.  

Not far away was the Falkenstein Castle – stuck in the middle of nowhere. https://castlefalkensteintx.com/our-castle-story/

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