Five miles south of Marathon, Post Park is an oasis in the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert. A favorite of locals for picnics, dances and fishing, the natural spring and surrounding wetlands has a long history. During the 19th century, the spot was the campground for Comanches on their raids to Mexico. Later, the U.S. Army established Camp Pena Colorado to deter raids and to protect the supply wagons on route to Fort Davis.
Thanks to Matt Walter of the Museum of the Big Bend for his great photos...looks like you had a good fishing day, Matt! Check out our Guest Photographers' links to see more of their work.