Old Tunnel State Park, Fredericksburg

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Old Tunnel State Park is a railroad tunnel of the Fredericksburg and Northern Railway, which ceased operations in 1942. The property came under the care of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and was officially made a state park in 2012. It is located halfway between Fredericksburg and Comfort on the Old San Antonio Road. Since the shut down of the railway, the tunnel has become a bat cave, hosting over 3 million Mexican free-tailed bats and 3000 Cave myotis bats. The bats emerge at sunset during the months of May through October, and viewing is open to the public.


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Welcome to the page of Old Tunnel State Park. This is a place of interest in the city of Fredericksburg in United States. Old Tunnel State Park is not a top-rated place in Fredericksburg.

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  • Neat place. The trail was a little hard to find, and I know it wasn't just me because I explained where it was to several people after I found it (if you're looking out at the scenery over the seating, it's to your right). Nice walk, I enjoyed seeing the names of the plants. Plenty of parking. Don't expect a pit stop, bathrooms are closed most of the time.

  • We went during the day, which meant we could see the bats buzzing around inside the tunnel but not see them leave. It is definitely worth a visit for the sundown egress. Plus, there's a cute little cafe around the corner with good coffee and great service.

  • While I was there, 3 million bats were in the tunnel, being able to see them emerge was amazing. I enjoyed it two nights in a row. I would absolutely recommend attending.

  • One of the coolest experiences. A dark cloud of never ending bats fly out at dusk and it's pretty mind blowing

  • Good short hike. Only see the bats in the summer worth a visit

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