Devil's Sinkhole


Useful Information

Location: 10km northeast of Rocksprings in Edwards County. State Highway 55 to Rocksprings, 10km north on US Highway 377. Devils Sinkhole Visitors Center is in Rocksprings at 101 N Sweeten St.
Open: by reservation only.
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Classification: ExplainDoline
Light: none
Dimension: A=747m.
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Address: Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area, c/o Devils Sinkhole Society, Tel: +1-830-683-BATS(2287)
Devils Sinkhole State Natural Area, PO Box 678, Rocksprings TX 78880, Tel: +1-830-683-3762.
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History

1867 discovered by Anglo settlers.
1876 named by the wives of Ammon Billings and other men who had discovered the entrance after an encounter with Indians.
1985 acquired by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.
1992 opened to limited access.
1996 picnic sites, a chemical toilet, some trail development, and a viewing platform.

Description

Devil's Sinkhole is a collapsed cavern, a so called daylight shaft or pothole which is 12 by 18m wide and 42m deep. It is the entrance to the main chamber of the cave, which is about 120m deep.