For you fans of West Texas part of you died a little last year when San Solomon Springs had to close down. Good news my friends...

If you're looking for an alternative to the fecal filled beaches this spring break, here's a suggestion...Balmorhea State Parks, San Solomon Springs Pool.

A press release stated that the closing happened last May after damage to the concrete apron under the diving board was discovered during the annual cleaning.

Rodney Franklin, Director of Texas State Parks said..."We are thrilled to have the pool at Balmorhea open once again. The pool is a natural wonder that is enjoyed by visitors far and wide. This renowned desert oasis is not only important for our West Texas community but for all of Texas. The work done during this project will help preserve this unique aquatic habitat for generations of Texans to enjoy."

Their Website says..."Purchase “Save the Day” passes to guarantee entry using the new state parks reservation system. If you come without a pass, please arrive early and have a back-up plan."

That's sound advice since it's a bit of a trip from Central Texas but well worth it.

Via Google Maps