Our family of 3 traveled to Quitaque, TX to tent camp at Caprock Canyons State Park. We stayed in the South Prong Camping area. When we drove in the park, the bison herd was right there at the entrance. That was a really special treat! We checked in and we were assigned Site 50 in the South Prong area. One thing to note is that there are no picnic tables in the South Prong area. We brought our sun shade, but if I knew this ahead of time, we would have brought a table as well. We made due using our Rubbermaid totes as tables. Out of the tent camping areas, I would still pick this area for it's beauty. It's far into the park with beautiful views of the red rock cliffs all around you. Quitaque is very remote so make sure you bring your supplies with you. There is an Allsups gas station in Quitaque right before your turn down the road for the state park that sells firewood. They don't sell it in the park so make sure to grab some there before going in.
Unfortunately, we were rained out and had to leave early due to thunderstorms and flash floods. We had to drive through 2 areas with high water on our way back. If we were in a car, I'm not sure we would have made it.
Also, there are free showers available near the Honea Flat area. The womens showers were clean with private stalls (door included). My husband said the mens were clean, but there was no door or curtain on each stall, so be prepared to be seen.
We would go back in a heart beat. However, it there is any chance of t-storms, we may pass. The only thing is that I wish the ranger would have drove around the tent camping areas to warn us of inclement weather. We had to cell or internet service out that far, and we didn't know it was going to rain as bad as it did. If we knew, we would have left earlier. Since we didn't find out until around 12:30, we ended up having to take down our campsite in a torrential down pour instead of periods of no rain or just very light rain. It was definitely an adventure, that's for sure!!
Tips for tent camping at Caprock Canyons State Park:
South Prong Tent Camping Area - Bring sun shade and table - Most scenic!!
Little Red Tent Camping Area - 2nd most scenic - Picnic table with shelter provided at each site
Honea Flat Camping Area - RVs and tent camping - electric and water at each site - picnic tables and shelter at each site, near showers, but not very scenic at all.
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