Texas Monthly

Founded in 1973 and known as the "National Magazine of Texas," Texas Monthly is the premier print publication in the Lone Star State. Boasting a total readership exceeding 2.4 million people a month, the magazine covers everything in Texas from news, politics, and history to travel, culture, and BBQ.  

Fort Clark Springs Is a True Historic Refuge

July 1, 2018

A featured piece in Texas Monthly's travel & outdoors section, this story explores Fort Clark Springs — a former U.S. military base established in 1852 along what is now known as the Pecos Trail. For nearly a century, it served as an Army outpost and refuge from the frontier expansion that sent settlers westward by the wagonload. These days, it's a rustic vacation spot littered with history, ghosts of soldiers past, and the third-largest spring-fed pool in the state.