Best Camping in and Near Palo Duro Canyon State Park

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You know the largest canyon in the US, Grand Canyon, but do you know the second largest?

Park hours:

Mon to Sun: 7:00am – 10:00pm

Camping types:

Reservable camerapsites.

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You do now! 120 miles long with an average width of 6 miles, it’s often referred to under the name of the “Grand Canyon of Texas”. 

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Beat the crowds and heat by visiting in the winter months ($5 entry fee year-round). Explore the canyon by foot, mountain bike, horse ($35 for a tour) or by car on over 30 miles of trails. For the adventurous, you can take the “big zip” tour across the canyon or go rappelling into the abyss.

Named for the abundant mesquite and juniper trees in the area, it was first mapped by early Spanish Explorers in 1541. “Palo Duro” is Spanish for hardwood. The canyon was wrote by erosion from the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River. As water flows through the canyon, it gradually deepens and widens the channel. 

Activities of the artistic array include an annual photography contest in early January, an

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You do now! 120 miles long with an average width of 6 miles, it’s often referred to as the “Grand Canyon of Texas”. 

Beat the crowds and heat by visiting in the winter months ($5 entry fee year-round). Explore the canyon by foot, mountain bike, horse ($35 for a tour) or by automotive on over 30 miles of trails. For the adventurous, you can take the “big zip” tour across the canyon or go rappelling into the abyss.

Named for the abundant mesquite and juniper trees in the area, it was first mapped by early Spanish Explorers in 1541. “Palo Duro” is Spanish for hardwood. The canyon was wrote by erosion from the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River. As water flows through the canyon, it gradually deepens and widens the channel. 

Activities of the artistic variety include an annual photography contest in early January, and TEXAS, an outdoor musical drama that happens all summer. Photographers, adventurers, and families alike will lose their ish over this wider-than-life canyon. If you want to go big when you’re in the Texas Panhandle, you can’t miss this State Park!

Activities in the park

Biking

Fishing

Hiking

Horseback riding

Climbing

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Swimming

Wildlife watching

6 campgrounds in Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Cactus Campground

Talk about an alluring name for a tent-only campsite! Cactus Campground is a small set of seven sites on the southern end of the park, near the equestrian campground, and over 10+ miles of trail. While shade shelters are provided, you’ll have to work a little bit for other amenities: showers are 1/2 – 2 miles away, and water is available at the ca Read more…

Sagebrush Campground

Sagebrush Campground is the jam! When entering larger-than-life Palo Duron Canyon State Park, this is the first camp you’ll pass. Each site boasts a picnic table, water and electric hook-up (30/50-amp), and fire ring/grill. Some sites accommodate up to 60-foot RV’s on a first-come, first-served basis. Sagebrush is also closest to the play, TEXAS, Read more…

Fortress Cliff Campground

Fortress Cliff Campground is a set of 18 tent-only sites on the southern end of the park, near the equestrian campground, and over 10+ miles of trail. While shade shelters are provided, you’ll have to work a little but for other amenities: showers are 1/2 – 2 miles away, and water is available at the campground, but not at each site. What’s campin Read more…

Equestrian Campsites

Ten equestrian campsites sit at the southernmost end of the park, in this open camping area that has picnic tables, fire rings, and two water faucets. Four joined horse pens are first-come, first-serve, and each pen can hold up to two horses. Doctor’s note needed: all horses must have a negative Coggins test less than 12 months old to enjoy the pa Read more…

Mesquite Campground

Not only is ‘mesquite’ an awesome word, it’s also an awesome campsite! At the southernmost end of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, these 20 sites sit near the equestrian camp (giddyup!), restroom/shower facilities, and 10+ miles of trails. Each site boasts a picnic table, water and electric hook-up (30/50-amp), and fire ring/grill. Some sites accommod Read more…

Hackberry Campground

If you’re looking for a central spot in Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Hackberry Campground is the place to be. Each site boasts a picnic table, water and electric hook-up (20/30-amp), and fire ring/grill. Some sites accommodate up to 60-foot RV’s, on a first-come, first-served basis. Hackberry is near the amphitheatre, and right across from one of Read more…

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