We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: P. O. Box 2439, Presidio, TX 79845-2439
Phone Number:
+1 915-229-3613
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 24 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Great old fort

We visited the fort when it was 100 degrees outside. Lots of what there is to see is outdoors so it was not very pleasant. We did appreciate the history of this fort and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
houstonnative47
,
Houston, Texas
Add Photo Write a Review

24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 24: English reviews
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Level Contributor
278 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

It really wasn't a fort but an early 1800's trading post and store where soldiers often stayed. It is exceptionally well maintained and restored and shows how they lived, what they ate, and how the area developed. It is well worth the stop and one of the finest examples of the early history of the American West.

Helpful?
Thank JimH88011
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
483 reviews
165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We visited the fort when it was 100 degrees outside. Lots of what there is to see is outdoors so it was not very pleasant. We did appreciate the history of this fort and the inside exhibits.

Helpful?
Thank houstonnative47
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We did not plan enough time to spend here. It is very well done by Texas Parks and Wildlife. The Fort (actually a trading post) was larger than expected and has some parts left original and some parts restored. Local docents (high school kids) tell the very interesting stories associated with this structure. We also saw a covey of Gambel's... More 

Helpful?
Thank Chris L
Blanco, Texas
Level Contributor
115 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We came across this on our way into Big Bend Ranch State Park. It is worth a stop. We have the park pass so admission was free, otherwise it is $5 this also includes your admission into the park. The fort is a self guided tour. You can walk thru the rooms and outside area. They also have walking trails... More 

Helpful?
Thank tffarms03
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
234 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoy history, but this site doesn't have much to offer...the Ranger was nice and a cute gift shop with clean bathrooms, but the exhibits themselves were not terribly interesting or well laid out.

Helpful?
Thank SuziQinTexas
Garland, Texas
Level Contributor
155 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Fort Leaton was our first stop on the not-to-be-missed River Road. It was June and it was hot outside; inside, however, the thick adobe walls kept the temperature quite comfortable. The fort was actually a private dwelling/trading post in its time. There is a small museum which provides much information. Be sure to pick up a brochure and take the... More 

Helpful?
Thank TrailingR0se
Nederland, Texas
Level Contributor
204 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped in to see the fort and pick up a day pass for the State Park system. Interesting enough; mainly self-guided. Extremely hot in the summer.

Helpful?
Thank P-n-DTravelinDuo
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
523 reviews
336 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

My husband and I enjoyed our visit at Fort Leaton State Park (west end of Big Bend Ranch State Park). It is only a couple miles east of Presidio along FM 170 (the scenic El Camino Del Rio). After seeing a brief 10 minute movie, we self-toured the historic mud mortar fort in about 30 minutes. The fort was very... More 

Helpful?
Thank M J
Level Contributor
41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

We started driving River Road here. Decided to stop in a see the site. Very limited picnic tables out front. It was hot, but inside the site was cool. We are state park pass holders so not sure we would pay to go through the exhibits but it was interesting and free! Decent bathrooms.

Helpful?
Thank TexasAggiesFab5
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

This was our final stop on Highway 170, considered one of the most scenic roads of Texas. Fort Leaton isn't actually a fort; it was the home to a few well off families. It's mostly reconstructed, but it makes a good final stop if you're on a day trip from Big Bend or Terlingua.

Helpful?
Thank Alan Crystal L

Travellers who viewed Fort Leaton also viewed

 
Lajitas, Big Bend National Park
Lajitas, Big Bend National Park
 

Been to Fort Leaton? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fort Leaton staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?