Trails Map of the Del Norte Unit of Devils River State Natural Area (SNA) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.
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Devils River State Natural Area Del Norte Unit Trails Map 21715 Dolan Creek Road Del Rio, TX 78840 (830) 395-2133 www.texasstateparks.org LEGEND Headquarters Group Barracks Maintenance Area Parking Restrooms Showers Composting Toilet Hiking Trails Primitive Campsites Swimming Birdwatching Blind POINTS OF INTEREST (GPS coordinates shown in degrees, minutes, seconds) Trails are hiking and biking. Contour intervals are 10 feet. Trail lengths are in miles. Elevation levels are in feet. 1 VISITOR CENTER AND INTERPRETIVE EXHIBITS 29° 56' 27.78" N 100° 58' 16.68" W Check-in for registration and orientation. View the interpretive exhibits about the Natural Area's resources. 2 NEWTON PENS PICNIC AREA 29° 55' 4.58" N 100° 59' 8.12" W A picnic area near historic ranching structures. 3 NEWTON BIRDING BLINDS 29° 55' 2.63" N 100° 59' 10.33" W Two birding blinds are located on the Newton Loop, a great place to see the Natural Area's feathery friends. 4 12-MILE LOOP TRAILHEAD ACCESS POINTS Northeast access: 29° 56' 29.36" N 100° 55' 41.07" W Southwest access: 29° 54' 25.82" N 100° 59' 34.94" W Two trailhead access points with adjacent parking areas. 5 RIVER GATE ACCESS PARKING AREA 29° 54' 14.33" N 100° 59' 39.52" W Park here to hike down to Devils River. One-mile hike. 6 DEVILS RIVER OAK TREE 29° 53' 49.9" N 100° 59' 47.59" W This oak tree on the cliff edge provides habitat to our wildlife. 7 FINEGAN SPRINGS 29° 53' 60.00" N 100° 59' 53.86" W Finegan Springs, named for a previous property owner, has an impressive supply of 12,000-22,000 gallons per minute, feeding Devils River. 8 WINDMILL 29° 54' 45.241" N 100° 58' 7.841" W This windmill is reminiscent of the Natural Area's ranching heritage. A good trail reference point at approximately 2.2 miles from the junction with Devils River road and 3.8 miles from the 12-mile loop trail parking area. No claims are made to the accuracy of the data or to the suitability of the data to a particular use. Map compiled by Texas State Parks staff. 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Devils River State Natural Area - Del Norte Unit Explore a hidden oasis and peaceful retreat. Three ecoregions collide at Devils River State Natural Area, making it home to the beautiful tropical parula and Devils River minnow. Hike to Devils River to see Finegan Springs, one of many that supplies the river its crystal-clear waters. Enjoy hiking trails, bird-watching and savor the solitude. People have appreciated these resources for thousands of years and we hope you do, too. TRAIL DISTANCE DIFFICULTY DESCRIPTION NEWTON LOOP 0.12 mi. Easy Cactus wrens serenade as you hike down a native plant pathway. View birds from our two blinds. The Newton family once ranched in this area. You can see the historic ranching structures all around. 12-MILE LOOP 12.4 mi. Difficult Enjoy spectacular landscape views and encounter historic structures left by the Fawcett family who once ranched this land. DEVILS RIVER TRAIL 0.94 mi. Moderate View the spectacular canyon walls, plant life and wildlife habitat on your hike down to the river. FINEGAN SPRINGS TRAIL 1.0 mi. Moderate Hike along the river through some water crossings to Finegan Springs. Tread lightly. This area is home to lots of wildlife, and birdwatching is great as you hike along to some larger trees near the end of the trail. STAYING SAFE KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Prepare for sun and heat. Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and appropriate clothing/hiking shoes. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. Your body quickly loses fluids when you’re on the trail. Bring a quart of water per hour of activity. TELL OTHERS WHERE YOU’LL BE. If possible, avoid exploring alone. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return. WEATHER CHANGES QUICKLY. Check forecasts before you leave and prepare for changes in the weather. YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CONNECT. It’s a good idea to take along a cell phone and GPS unit, but don’t count on them. FAMILY FRIENDLY FUN. Public consumption or display of alcoholic beverages is prohibited and NO glass is permitted at the river. TRAIL ETIQUETTE Take only memories and pictures. Disturbing or removing any of the park’s plants, animals or artifacts is a violation of state law. Tropical Parula Don’t Pocket the Past. Help preserve Texas heritage. Leave artifacts where you find them and report their location to a ranger. Protect your pets and wildlife. Keep pets on leashes and clean up and dispose of pet waste. Pack it in, pack it out. We’re a remote park with no garbage service, so pack out all your trash and Leave No Trace. FOR EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1. SAVE WILDLIFE HABITAT. No ground fires or gathering of firewood. For information on Texas State Parks, visit www.texasstateparks.org Sign up today for free email updates: texasstateparks.org/email /texasparksandwildlife @TPWDparks #TxStateParks Sponsor: Whole Earth Provision Co.