devils river

Paddle Your Way to Beauty, Isolation, and Adventure on a Canoe Camping Trip

August 6, 2020 | By Pam LeBlanc

Earlier this summer, I strapped my aluminum canoe to the top of a friend’s truck and headed west to the Devils River.

Devils River State Natural Area Recognized as ‘Dark Sky Sanctuary’

February 1, 2019 | By Matt Joyce

If you’ve ventured out to Devils River State Natural Area in Southwest Texas, you know the skies can be awfully dark at night. Now the International Dark Sky Association is recognizing the 37,000-acre property for its relatively unspoiled skies with designation as a “dark sky sanctuary.”

“As Texas’ first International dark-sky sanctuary, Devils River SNA enjoys some of the clearest and starriest night skies in the continental United States,” says Adam Dalton, a program manager with the Arizona-based nonprofit association. “Owing to the area’s commitment to mitigating light pollution, the Devils River serves as a model for dark-sky conservation within the Texas State Parks system.”

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December 26, 2018 | By Peter Obering

Wildflower road trips, barbecued crabs, the wild outdoors, and a snake farm in New Braunfels highlight our most popular stories in 2018.

Friends with the Devils (River, That Is)

June 17, 2009 | By E. Dan Klepper

As dusk light settles across West Texas’ Devils River, the wind subsides and a languid dispassion sinks into this bony stretch of clear, uncompromised water.

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