• Mission San Jose

    El Camino Real de los Tejas

    National Historic Trail TX,LA

Operating Hours & Seasons

gorgeous dark blue spring with a tree hanging over it from the left and a brown hill on the right side
Comal Springs, Hays County, Texas:  Comal is the Spanish word for basin, which somewhat describes the local geography. In 1764 French explorer Louis Juchereau de St. Denis visited the springs. They eventually became a paraje (resting place) on El Camino Real de los Tejas.
Christopher Talbot
There are many historic sites, museums, and parks (federal, state, and local) along El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail. Operating hours vary from site to site.

For more information, contact individual sites by going to Places To Go and Passport Program, where sites are listed by state, and there is an interactive map to search for sites.

Trail brochures can be found on the Publications web page, or contact the National Park Service's National Trails Intermountain Region.

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