• Photo by: Max Kandler

    Fort Davis

    National Historic Site Texas

Pets

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. Please do not leave pets unattended. Service animals may accompany persons with disabilities in all areas of our park, including 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?

Photo of William R. Shafter.

The legendary and mythical character of “Pecos Bill” is based on the life of William R. Shafter. Lt. Colonel Shafter took his men on exhausting expeditions in search of raiding Indian bands in the arid region of West Texas near the Pecos River. He commanded Fort Davis in 1871-72 and 1881-82.