Kickapoo Cavern State Park

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Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Kickapoo Cavern State Park, landscape.jpg
Kickapoo Cavern State Park, October 2020
Kickapoo Cavern State Park is located in Texas
Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Kickapoo Cavern State Park is located in the United States
Kickapoo Cavern State Park
LocationEdwards County, Texas; Kinney County, Texas
Nearest cityBrackettville, Texas
Coordinates29°36′43″N 100°26′54″W / 29.61194°N 100.44833°W / 29.61194; -100.44833Coordinates: 29°36′43″N 100°26′54″W / 29.61194°N 100.44833°W / 29.61194; -100.44833
Area6,368 acres (2,577 ha)
Created1991
Operated byTexas Parks and Wildlife Department

Kickapoo Cavern State Park is a state park straddling the Kinney and Edwards county line in Texas, located 22 miles north of Brackettville. The park is 6,368 acres (2,577 ha).[1]

The state park[edit]

Kickapoo Cavern was opened as a state park in 1991.[1]

Interesting features of the park include 20 known caves, two of which are large enough to be significant.[2] Kickapoo Cavern is approximately .25 mile in length (1400 feet). It contains 14 miles of mountain biking trails, and 18 miles of undesignated hiking and birding trails.

Tours[edit]

Primitive tours of Kickapoo Cavern are scheduled every Saturday and require reservations.[3]

Wildlife[edit]

Mammals commonly found in the park include whitetail deer, raccoon, ringtail, gray fox, rock squirrel, porcupine, rabbit, and various other rodents. Commonly found birds are Gray vireo, Varied bunting, and Montezuma quail. Also, various uncommon species of reptiles and amphibians live in the park, including the Barking frog, Mottled Rock Rattlesnake, and Texas alligator lizard.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kickapoo Cavern State Park History — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department". tpwd.texas.gov. Retrieved 2022-03-25.
  2. ^ "Kickapoo Cavern State Park — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department". tpwd.texas.gov. Retrieved 2022-03-25.
  3. ^ "Kickapoo Cavern State Park Cave Tours — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department". tpwd.texas.gov. Retrieved 2022-03-25.
  4. ^ "Kickapoo Cavern State Park Nature — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department". tpwd.texas.gov. Retrieved 2022-03-25.

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