Old Tunnel State Park
|Old Tunnel State Park|
|Location||Kendall County, USA|
|Area||16.1 acres (6.5 ha)|
|Governing body||Texas Parks and Wildlife Department|
Old Tunnel State Park is a railroad tunnel of the Fredericksburg and Northern Railway, which ceased operations in 1942. The property came under the care of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and was officially made a state park in 2012. It is located halfway between Fredericksburg and Comfort on Old San Antonio Road. Since the shut down of the railway, the tunnel has become a bat cave, hosting over 3 million Mexican free-tailed bats and 3000 Cave myotis bats. The bats emerge at sunset during the months of May through October, and viewing is open to the public.
At 16.1 acres, it is the smallest state park in Texas.
- "Old Tunnel State Park". Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Retrieved February 6, 2015.
- "Old Tunnel State Park Nature — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department". tpwd.texas.gov. Retrieved 2022-03-25.