Old Tunnel State Park

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Old Tunnel State Park
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Old Tunnel
Map showing the location of Old Tunnel State Park
Map showing the location of Old Tunnel State Park
Old Tunnel State Park
Location Kendall County, USA
Nearest city Fredericksburg
Comfort, Texas
Coordinates 30°06′03.6″N 98°49′15.6″W / 30.101000°N 98.821000°W / 30.101000; -98.821000Coordinates: 30°06′03.6″N 98°49′15.6″W / 30.101000°N 98.821000°W / 30.101000; -98.821000
Established 2012
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 the 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.[1]

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  1. ^ "Old Tunnel State Park". Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Retrieved February 6, 2015. 

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