Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 109
Number of Sites with Electric and Water: 79
About: Park activities include camping, horseback riding, hiking, nature study, bird watching, mountain biking, and scenic drives.
While in the park, stop by and enjoy our Visitor Center located on the Canyon Rim. This rustic native stone building was constructed by the CCC in 1934 and houses a Museum and Museum Store. The store is located in the Visitor Center and features books, potter, jewelry, and educational items pertaining to the Canyon.
The Official Play of the State of Texas returns for its 41st Anniversary Season to the Pioneer Amphitheater in beautiful Palo Duro Canyon State Park. It will run Tuesday through Sunday beginning Friday, June 5 to Saturday, August 15, 2009. In this family-friendly show, set against an authentic tapestry of history, the show's fictional characters bring to life the stories, struggles and triumphs of the settlers of the Texas Panhandle in the 1800's. Song and dance abound - and a generous helping of good ol' Texas humor too - with spellbinding lighting, special effects and fireworks. Come early and enjoy a delicious bar-b-que dinner served on our covered patio. For more information contact the Pioneer Amphitheater Box Office at (806) 655-2181 or www.texas-show.com
Come and experience Palo Duro Canyon up close and personal, the way the cowboys did: On Horseback. The Old West Stables, located inside the canyon, offers guided tours to Timber Creek Canyon and the famous Lighthouse formation. Other services offered include wagon rides, campfire breakfasts, souvenirs, and a snack bar. Bring the whole family! Reservations are required. Please call Old West Stables at (806) 488-2180. More information about Equestrian use at this park.
Facilities include: 3 - cabins with two rooms (2 single beds, 1 Queen bed, linens and towels furnished); 4 - Limited Service Cabins (aka "Cow Camp Cabins" 2 bunk beds, table & chairs, no towels or linens, restroom/showers across road), 1 of these cabins is wheelchair accessible; campsites with water and electricity; campsites with water; a hike-in primitive area (1/2 to 3/4 miles in, no ground fires, containerized fuel only, water 1/2 to 3/4 miles away); a hike-in primitive, equestrian area (water and pens for horses, no tables or fire rings); backpack campsites (1/2 to 2 miles, potable water at trailhead, restrooms 1/4 mile from parking; pets allowed overnight); an overflow/late arrival camping area; and a trailer dump station.
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