The Visitor Center contact station is functioning out of the park auditorium. This is because the official Visitor Center is closed while it undergoes major rehabilitation. Completion date; summer 2014. Everything else is open, as usual, at the park.
Pets are allowed in the park but must be on a leash at all times. Leashes must not be over six (6) feet long. In order to avert health risks and inappropriate contact between pets and visitors, pets are not admitted in park buildings. Guide dogs, assist dogs, and hearing ear dogs accompanying disabled persons are allowed in park buildings.
Pet owners are responsible for removing pet excrement from parking areas, picnic areas, trail surfaces, and other areas of heavy public use in the park to provide an enjoyable and safe visit for visitors.
For your pet's health and safety be aware that summer heat may be deadly to pets if left unattended in your vehicle.
Did You Know?
Fort Davis received an ice machine in the late 1880s. It was “deemed essential to the comfort and health” of the garrison. The post surgeon, Dr. John Lauderdale, had responsibility for its operation.