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“It is what it is” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Copper Breaks State Park

Copper Breaks State Park
RR 2 Box 480, Quanah, TX 79252
940-839-4331
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Quanah
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing, Hiking, Swimming, Horseback riding
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Owner description: A small, beautiful park named after the pockets of copper deposits scattered throughout the area: great for horseback riding, hiking, swimming and fishing.
Houston, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“It is what it is”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

Was a so so visited, wasn't excited about anything at the park, wasn't disappointed. I guess I would say if you drove that far, see it... if you don't have to make the trip.. then I wouldn't.

Visited February 2012
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Lubbock, Texas
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“Remote, clean, and friendly.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012 via mobile

Our family went tent camping and completely enjoyed the trip. The park is out of the way so don't expect to stop at a Walmart or pickup firewood on your way. The staff was very friendly and the visitor center was above average and kept our kids attention better than most. Lots of hands on animal bones, furs, etc.

We always stay at the RV part of a camp because we like the electricity and water. It was very clean and well maintained. The first night there was some kind of plumbing problem at the community bathhouse but it was corrected quickly. There is a modest playground and a place to play horseshoes but you need to provide your own. Each campsite is a back-in style which was no big deal to us but if your in a big rig it might be.

The lake was extremely low and the water was 100 yards from the docks (no kidding)! The picnic areas were nice and well spaced out. There was an equestrian center but we did not explore what it offered. The park was not busy and it was spring break so I imagine it's nicely empty most of the year. We hiked a few of the mild trails and they were well maintained.

We will return.

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Altus, Oklahoma
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“Copper Breaks”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

We have never camped just have visited a few times. Nice people and Buffalo to see.

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Aubrey, Texas
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“Fine state park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

We stopped by Copper Breaks while exploring the area. This state park is a gem encompassing pretty rolling hills and bluffs near the wide, seasonal Pease River. The helpful staff directed us to the Juniper Ridge Nature Trail for the best look at the rock formations which give the park its name. This .5 mile trail starts with steep steps then leads around and over green-tinged rocks containing copper. There's a nice view of the park lake which is low now due to the drought. The campsites we saw on our drive through the park looked attractive. Highly recommended is the excellent exhibit at the Visitor Center on the history of the area which includes early man, the Indians, the arrival of Anglos and western life. A few miles from the park is a marker near the Pease River Battlefield where the Texas Rangers fought the Comanches and found Cynthia Ann Parker. Also nearby is the Medicine Mound ghost town and the hills from which the town took its name.

Visited September 2011
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Granbury, Texas
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“The sky is beautiful at night!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2010

The staff at this park are very nice and helpful. The park is clean and nice. It is very out of the way but if you are up this way a nice stay. We camped over night and had the whole park almost to ourselves. We picked a spot at the highest point over looking the beautiful scenery near the big pond. My boys loved exploring this place. The sky here at night can't be beat. It was so beautiful! The next day we went hiking. The trails are rocky but nice. There was alot of nice scenes. The lake was very low but we went for fishing not swimming. We caught several perch and catfish. We drove about 4 hours to get here. So we wont be going again unless we are up that way. If you are going this way I would suggest you stop for a night. Its clean, nice, pretty natural sites and quiet.

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