Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Meyers Spring is considered one of the “must see” rock art sites in Texas. The Spring serves as a major source of water in the dry West Texas climate and has been at the center of human activity for thousands of years.
The stunning rock art found here includes paintings in the Pecos River style left by ancient people. On top of those older paintings, Indigenous artists recorded images of European contact. And still later, Seminole Scouts and local ranchers left their marks.
This site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and today is privately owned. The Witte Museum thanks the landowners for their stewardship of this unique cultural resource and for graciously providing access.
Located near Dryden, Texas, the Meyers Spring site features a 100 ft. long prehistoric and historic rock art panel near the spring and the site of historic Camp Meyers, a western outpost of the Black Seminole Scouts assigned to Fort Clark in Brackettville during the late 1800s.
- Members: $35
- Non-members: $50
Tour Difficulty: (Easy) The site is 9 miles by dirt road followed by a short walk on defined trails of loose rock and uneven terrain. It’s an easy walk for those accustomed to the West Texas environment.
Round-trip Distance: ¾ of a mile hike with 2 stops.
Duration: 6 hours
Vehicle Requirements: The 9-mile dirt ranch road does not require 4WD, although a high-clearance vehicle is recommended.
Reservations are required and spaces are limited. Participants must be ages 12 & up. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.