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“Hidden Gem. Beautiful!!!”

Caprock Canyons State Park
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Quitaque
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Owner description: Ranks the third largest state park in Texas with 13,960 acres.
Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Was worried my kids may not like hiking and such on spring break. but even they were impressed with the canyons. You can take any of the marked trails, or try to climb up any canyon walls per the disclaimer on the map to climb at your own risk. That's exactly what we like to do. We had hikes of 4-7 miles long. Kids loved the trail with the cave running under it and finding some beautiful rocks. We hiked the hardest trail that leads back to Fern Cave. Not impressed with the named cave but found some that you had to climb to get to on this trail and it was challenging. Teenage son climbed to the highest one while wife couldn't even watch. Amazing views. We tent camped. Wind was not kind to our tent. Have a small tent and stake it down good. We hiked for 2 days and my kids never got tired. I asked them what they liked best and they all agreed seeing the prairie dogs which were just plain fun to watch. I was hoping to see a rattlesnake but no such luck. Will definitely go back, just with a better smaller tent.

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Reviewed November 18, 2013

This is a nice place to camp at, especially is you like hiking and seeing the sights.
We enjoyed our stay, and will refer it to friends. Just be sure to bring the sunblock, as most of the sites are all fun sun .

4  Thank 1949Harold
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Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

Recently went camping @ Caprock Canyons and had a great time. The tent campsites are nice, with fire pits, BBQ grills, and covered picnic tables. I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the restrooms. The playgrounds are nice as well, the kids and grown ups both enjoyed playing around. The lake is low but very pretty. The bison are abundant. There is a ton of cool trails for exploring. This was our first visit here, but have camped several times @ Palo Duro Canyon. I personally thought that Caprock Canyons was prettier, as it has more trees and the lake. We will definitely return.

4  Thank cayso
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

This is a wonderful place to campout and spend a few days enjoying the outdoors. Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway located about 100 miles south of Amarillo near the town of Quitaque. The park offers camping facilities and the RV sites have water and electric, dump stations in park and restrooms and showers.
There is 90 miles of multiuse trails for hiking, horseback riding with horse rentals available from nearby Quitaque Riding Stables, and moutain-biking and the park even rents mountain bikes with helmets provided.
Boating on a no-wake lake (120 surface acres, 30 feet when full). You can swim in the lake or fish. Fishing is great and the park actually loans out fishing gear if you forget yours.
There are ranger guided tours and 13 trailways to hike, bike or horseback ride. One of which is a ranger-guided tour to the historic Clarity Tunnel, where close to a half-million Mexican free-tailed bats reside during the summer.
There is a free audio driving guide to the park. It's like having a tour guide on your own schedule and it's free! The audio guide is available for check-out, at the park headquarters, on tape or CD.
One of the main attractions at Caprock are the 80+ North American bison herd that roams free on 700 acres of grasslands in the park. During the 1800s, Charles Goodnight’s efforts to protect the animals, and the story of the Texas State Bison Herd at Caprock Canyons can be heard at the Interpretive Pavilion.
There is a multitude of activities while camping here and easily one could spend a week here.
There are 110 primitive walkin campsites @ $10.00 night, 40 tent sites @ $12.00 night, 12 Equestrian sites @ $12.00 night, 9campsites with water @ $14.00 night, 25 campsites with water and 30amp electric @ $15.00 night, 10 campsites with water and 50amp electric @ $20.00 night.

10  Thank bonaventure
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

My family and I had time to visit here while in the area to see Palo Duro Canyon and we're so glad we made it to Caprock. We all thought it was just as stunning as Palo Duro and loved seeing the bison herd. We only had time to do a little bit of an easy hike, but it was pretty and relaxing and we nearly had the trail to ourselves. We did see a rattlesnake, so keep your eyes open!

1  Thank aw511
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