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Caprock Canyons State Park

Quitaque, TX
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Quitaque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Canyons
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Horseback riding, Hiking, Fishing, Picnicking, Swimming, Rock climbing, Mountain biking
Description: Ranks the third largest state park in Texas with 13,960 acres.
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Hillsboro, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Caprock Canyon State Park was a nice place to visit and camp. 2 point hookups for RVers or primitive camping. Very scenic with plenty of wildlife. Large Bison heard, Prairie Dogs, Deer, A nice little pond to do some fishing. Hiking & Biking trails. The local grocery is just a couple miles from the park in Quitaque. Amarillo is about... More

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Bellaire, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

You don't have to go outside of Texas to enjoy bison and prairie dogs! My family had a wonderful morning of hiking & enjoying the beauty of this park. The park offers panoramic views of red hills, a variety of hiking trails, and great day of enjoying nature's wonders. We even "Grumpy", an older bison bull who blocked the roadway.... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Beautiful canyon! Enjoyed seeing buffalo, deer, prairie dogs, and roadrunners! We saw all these animals within the first two hours of arrival. Very remote area. Not sure I would want to spend many days here. Camp host barely acknowledged our presence when we ran into him at the visitor center after hours.

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Dallas, TX
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

General observations: To really see the park, you need to put some effort into hiking. The road to the South Prong tent camping area has some canyon bluffs, but it is only moderately scenic. As best as I could determine, the main camping area at Honey Flat is not in a scenic area. The camping sites at the South Prong... More

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My girlfriend and I decided 3 months before we came here that we wanted to go camping. Little did we know every single state park in the state of Texas besides this one would be fully booked 3 months out. Apparently they're booked up to a year in advance. So that sucks. Anyways, we pick up firewood on the way... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Caprock Canyons State Park is incredible. My husband and I just returned from our first trip to this unique Texas State Park. Not only does the park have a beautiful, rugged landscape of red rock canyons, but it has the Official Bison Herd of the State of Texas and a prairie dog town. It is a great park for hiking... More

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Trophy Club, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I have had the pleasure of going out to Caprock Canyon State Park twice in the last month to train for an upcoming backpacking trip. This state park is a real gem for the state of Texas. This unique location is special due to the unique nature of the terrain, and the diversity of two different ecosystems coming together. The... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Was worried my kids may not like hiking and such on spring break. but even they were impressed with the canyons. You can take any of the marked trails, or try to climb up any canyon walls per the disclaimer on the map to climb at your own risk. That's exactly what we like to do. We had hikes of... More

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Texas City, Texas
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This is a nice place to camp at, especially is you like hiking and seeing the sights. We enjoyed our stay, and will refer it to friends. Just be sure to bring the sunblock, as most of the sites are all fun sun .

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Lubbock, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Recently went camping @ Caprock Canyons and had a great time. The tent campsites are nice, with fire pits, BBQ grills, and covered picnic tables. I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the restrooms. The playgrounds are nice as well, the kids and grown ups both enjoyed playing around. The lake is low but very pretty. The bison are... More

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