Devils River State Natural Area
South of Sonora and north of Del Rio is, well, not a whole lot of anything. Which is, of course, a great reason to come here. The park comprises nearly 20,000 acres, but its figurative centerpiece is a mile of Devils River shoreline. Eighty percent of the water flow comes from springs, several of them originating in the park, making the Devils Texas’ most pris-tine and untamed river. Wear your Wellies or go barefoot and walk the road, really little more than a narrow passage through brush along the river, to fully appreciate the sparkling water’s pastel hues. You may startle a buck from a stand of oaks and pecans, or a heron from the thick ferns and mosses, or spy a faded ancient drawing on the cliff rocks.
Devils River State Natural Area, Del Rio, 830/ 395-2133; www.tpwd.state.tx.us.
From the June 2008 issue.