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Caprock Canyons State Park

Quitaque, TX
+1 806-455-1492
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Home of the State Buffalo

We only spent an hour or so driving the scenic drive & stopping to take LOTS of pictures. This is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mary K
Kingsland, Texas
What a great park!

We made a quick day trip for this park and WoW! It did not disappoint! I don't like to compare... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jan K
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Ranks the third largest state park in Texas with 13,960 acres.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bison herd” (34 reviews)
“prairie dogs” (51 reviews)
“camping area” (14 reviews)
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Quitaque, TX
+1 806-455-1492
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We only spent an hour or so driving the scenic drive & stopping to take LOTS of pictures. This is different from Palo Duro in that the red outcroppings have a 'cap' of white--maybe limestone? I'm not sure. The buffalo would walk down the middle...More

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 6 days ago

We made a quick day trip for this park and WoW! It did not disappoint! I don't like to compare Canyons because they each have their own beauty but this is one of my new top favorites. We packed a picnic lunch and a cooler...More

Thank Jan K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toured the park on our way back to the Dallas area after a visit to Palo Duro Canyon State Park. We wanted the kids to see prairie dogs and buffalo up close and personal. The park did not disappoint. We followed a buffalo herd...More

1  Thank Jim S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the beautiful views we saw on our day trip within the park. We took a scenic route in our vehicle which allowed us to view at our own pace. Lake Theo was pretty but the pier was blocked off without warning. It says...More

Thank Danielle P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Palo Duro is part of the total Caprock Canyon system. We enjoyed this drive throw more than Palo Duro as it was less crowded and cliffs are much closer to road. Nice visitors center. Do watch the film on Charles Goodnight.

Thank MarySekula
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Front office staff was less than enthusiastic. The two ladies did not seem to like children asking questions about the fauna and wildlife. The park is visually beautiful but there is a ton of Buffalo Dung everywhere. This does not make it pleasant for cooking...More

Thank caramy5029
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

Love the scenery of this Texas jewel! From the greeting of the bison herd, the nice campsites, the prairie dog colony and the beautiful canyon, this is wonderful area to visit. The highlight was seeing a small herd of bison cut through our campsite. We...More

1  Thank Jeff T
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I hadn't tent camped in a few years (sold our old travel trailer last summer) and decided to give it another try. I'd recommend planning out your trip and call for reservations. We ended up in the "overflow area"by Lake Theo and...More

2  Thank RoadTrip6166
Reviewed April 29, 2017

A completely different park than Palo Duro Canyon and much more our style. We were greeted by kind and helpful personnel. Our assigned campsite was flooded and there was no problem changing it. The visitor center is small but is new and has some cool...More

4  Thank augerAustinTX
Reviewed April 29, 2017

Just returned from 5 days. this park is spectacular but you must get out and hike to really see it. Bison and prairie dog colony are unique park features. RV spots well space and immaculate. The 6.45 mi John Haynes Ridge to Fern Cave, returning...More

4  Thank tecateBrenham
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cstdiver1 .
July 17, 2017|
Response from Jeff T | Reviewed this property |
You can enjoy swimming, fishing and no-wake boating in the small, 120-surface-acre Lake Theo. We didn't fish but several people were fishing from a nice fishing pier.
July 11, 2017|
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Response from RoadTrip6166 | Reviewed this property |
ALWAYS be on the lookout for snakes, rattlesnakes will at least give a "rattle" warning if you're too close. Just don't panic and leave them alone. The biting flies were more bothersome. Tip there is to wear the proper... More