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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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bravestrong
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Well worth the extra hours driving south from Palo Duro because Caprock Canyons SP provides a LOT more easy/moderate trails. Our group of 50-somethings hiked Upper Canyon Trail and Canyon Rim Trail, but could easily have stayed another 1-2 days. If you're tent camping and can carry in water, both South Prong and Little Red River camp grounds are nestled... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I can't say enough about this great park, from the helpful, friendly rangers to the magnificent views and the wildlife. I love the ability to get away by oneself and just enjoy the quiet. The night sky is awe inspiring, with no interference from city lights, it's a sight I won't soon forget. Seeing the big dipper sink behind the... More

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Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Went her to see the Bison, but they were too far away in the field. Got a telephoto shot, but still not close enough to really see them up close. Listened to the FREE CD audio tour of the canyon that can be picked up at the Ranger's gift store. Drove through the canyon and saw wonderful formations, lake and... More

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Bullard, Texas, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The scenery was amazing. Everyone enjoyed the times we were able to see several buffalo all at one time. The park was quiet and relaxing. The whole family went on long hikes and took a ton of pictures. We will be returning in the future.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is the third Int. Nat. Dark Sky Assoc. location that I've visited, and it is the best by far. You can see the full arch of the Milky Way. During the day there is so much to see and explore that even the most hesitant person will find something to love (camping/glamping, hiking, fishing, swimming, etc.). The rangers are... More

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Lake Jackson, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Caprock Canyons State Park near Quitaque (kitty-kay) is an exceptionally beautiful region that is situated in the southern Texas Panhandle plains on the edge of the Caprock escarpment that separates the high plains from the hill country. What's notable is the deep red dirt the region is so famous for and is the reason why the Texas-Oklahoma border river (the... More

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Hillsboro, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
96 helpful votes 96 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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