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Caprock Canyons State Park

Closes in 17 min: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Awesome place

We had such a wonderful time here! We hiked about 6 hours...awesome views! The nite we stayed the... read more

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Hidden Gem

Very nice park with red bluff views. Skip the crowds you get at Palo Duro. You WILL see a buffalo... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Richard H
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“bison herd”(40 reviews)
“prairie dogs”(77 reviews)
“red dirt”(5 reviews)
Ranks the third largest state park in Texas with 13,960 acres.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road, Quitaque, TX
+1 806-455-1492
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had such a wonderful time here! We hiked about 6 hours...awesome views! The nite we stayed the park had a program about the constellations that was great! Will for sure be going back again

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very nice park with red bluff views. Skip the crowds you get at Palo Duro. You WILL see a buffalo herd, up close. Nice little lake, but bring your supplies because there isn't much around after 600pm.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We camped one beautiful starry night at Little Red tent campground. $14, but only when you get there and search for the water pump do you realize it and the larger nearby campground have no water. Neither the park's campground map, site signage nor the...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Quitaque is a quaint little town, that holds an annual Texan Bison Musical Festival, with proceeds going to restore, Texan Bison Herds. The park is beautiful. Music was GREAT! Quitaque Trading Post/Antique Shop, was unique, with so many items, to view. If you want a...More

1  Thank joyced324
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Caprock Canyon was a bit out of the way from Amarillo but, this was well worth the extra miles. If you want to camp there is total roughing it to hookups for campers. Lots of wildlife....Bison to prairie dogs. The views are beautiful...lots of trails...More

Thank laurahH2098HM
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Caprock Canyons is in some ways a smaller version of Palo Duro. Mixed trails from easy to challenging. Good RV sites (Water/Electric). Minutes from the tiny town of Quetaque if you need basic supplies. Also close to Turkey Texas, home of Bob Wills. Fifty miles...More

Thank GeoCIII
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

You see Bison as soon as you enter the park. An abundance of beautiful scenery and trails you can take. There is a nice area where you can see Prairie Dogs and plenty of camping grounds.

Thank St_matty
Reviewed August 24, 2018

A beautiful place to visit and hike. Nice camp sites for RVs. The horse camp sites have water but are otherwise primitive. The geology of the area is amazing. What a surprise to meet a bison on the trail. Dress for the outdoors if you...More

Thank owensdg
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Great place to see the Bisons, mule deer and Praire Dogs. Very quiet and great hiking. like an desert hiking take, 1 quart of water per mile in summer. Start early and remember, it can be 20 degrees hotter in the bottom of the canyon....More

Thank tibike2017
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

We loved our first visit to Caprock Canyon State Park. The workers were friendly and helpful. We stayed at site #35 which was at the end of the row by the prairie dog village. Saw some beautiful bison, roadrunners, jack rabbits, prairie dogs and more....More

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Sthella h
November 8, 2017|
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Response from Shuttrrbug | Reviewed this property |
Dogs on leashes were on the trail. Also around campgrounds, yet be careful when in Prairie Dog town or around the bison herd.
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.