Caprock Canyons State Park RV & Campground Guide

Texas

Caprock Canyons State Park

is located in Northwestern Texas and is situated between Lubbock to the south and Amarillo to the north. It is close to historic Route 66 and is near major thoroughfares traveling west to Albuquerque, Phoenix, the Grand Canyon and California. Caprock Canyons is a popular state park to visit and is home to interesting canyons, gullies, rocky formations and cliffs. The weather is hot and dry in the summer but can have cool evenings. The winters are fairly cold but not extremely so. 

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Weather
Spring 33-79 F
Summer 42-92 F
Fall 32-82 F
Winter 24-54 F
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Nearby Cities
Lubbock, TX
Amarillo, TX
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Caprock Canyons State Park

One of the best ways to visit the state parks you'd like to see is to take a road trip in an RV. The view from your door in a state park is vastly superior to most views from a motel room, and you don't have to keep packing and unpacking. If you don't own an RV, it is a simple process to rent one from RVshare and head out on the trip you've always wanted. Keep reading for some great places to stay near Caprock Canyons.

Palo Duro Rim RV Campground

Palo Duro Rim RV Campground is located directly on the rim of the Palo Duro Canyon and right next to the Palo Duro Canyon State Park. The park is quiet and away from city lights, and there are plenty of activities for a family to enjoy there, like two zip lines and a rappelling adventure site. You can also easily access the many walking trails throughout the canyon. The campground is flat and easy to get to, and the views of the canyon are stunning. 

• Number of sites: 50 pull-through and back-in sites

• Rates: $29/night 

• Type of hookups: Full hookups

• Electrical amps: 30

• Wi-Fi: No

• Pet-friendly: Pets are allowed on a leash

• Showers: No

Palo Duro RV Park

Your family will have a great time at the neat and well-maintained Palo Duro RV Park. Lots of recreational gear is on-site, like setups for playing horseshoes, cornhole and volleyball. You will appreciate the free library with movies, books, and games, and there is also a beautiful koi pond. Palo Duro Canyon State Park is close by, and plenty of walking trails are at the RV park and around it. 

• Number of sites: 80 pull-through or back-in sites

• Rates: From $33; long-term rates are available upon request

• Type of hookups: Full hookups

• Electrical amps: 30 and 50

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Pets are allowed with restrictions

• Showers: Yes

• Additional amenities: General store, coffee, and donuts, clubhouse with kitchen, weight room, mail service

Panhandle Lodging RV Park

It is always quiet and peaceful at Panhandle Lodging RV Park. There is no traffic, and the park is surrounded by open fields. The views from the park are great, especially at sunrise and sunset. Palo Duro Canyon State Park is nearby, and you'll enjoy the natural beauty and hiking trails in the state park and beyond.

• Rates: Daily/Weekly/Monthly - $25/$125/$350

• Number of sites: 23 pull-through 70-foot sites

• Type of hookups: Full hookups

• Electrical amps: 30 and 50

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Pets are allowed with restrictions

• Showers: No

• Additional amenities: Laundry, electrical 110v outlet at RV sites

Buffalo Springs Lake

Buffalo Springs Lake RV Park is located next to Buffalo Springs Lake, and there are plenty of water-based activities to enjoy there. You can fish, swim, boat, and ride on Jet Skis. There is a separate gate fee for entrance to Buffalo Springs Lake. You can buy food at the local marina.

• Number of sites: Contact for availability

• Rates: $20 for water and electricity/$25 for water, sewer and electricity

• Type of hookups: Full hookups

• Electrical amps: 30/50

• Showers: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Additional amenities: Laundry facilities

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What to Do at
Caprock Canyons State Park

Inside Caprock Canyons State Park

Caprock Canyons State Park is host to a wide variety of wildlife, including a Texas bison herd. There are bats, eagles, prairie dogs, and many varieties of birds. Theo Lake offers plenty of fishing, swimming, and no-wake boating activities. You will appreciate the 90 miles of hiking trails that range in length and difficulty. The easy Mesa Trail is only 1 mile, and the Haynes Ridge Overlook Trail is a moderate 6.3-mile hike that rewards you with a gorgeous waterfall. You can ride horses around the park and even camp at equestrian campsites that have corrals. 

Outside Caprock Canyons State Park

Are you ready to explore outside of Caprock Canyons State Park? The park is ideally situated between Lubbock and Amarillo, and those towns and the surrounding area have many interesting sites to see. 

Restaurants

Bison Cafe

This small restaurant in Quitaque is a casual eatery that features salads, sandwiches, burgers and chicken-fried steak. Their burgers come in a variety of styles, and they are known for their molten lava cake. Bison Cafe is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday.

Type: American

Location: Quitaque, TX

Caprock Cafe

Caprock Cafe is a small-town type of cafe in Quitaque. It serves menu items and has a daily buffet. Its specialties are burgers, such as the green chile burger, which features homemade green chile sauce. Saturday is Mexican day. Stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Type: American

Location: Quitaque, TX

JB's BBQ

You can get great barbecue and tasty sides at this eatery in Turkey. JB's offers different meats, and the brisket is highly rated. Sides include German-style potato salad and coleslaw. This spot is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday.

Type: BBQ

Location: Turkey, TX

Feldman's Wrong Way Diner

This quirky diner in Canyon serves up scrumptious homestyle cooking. Their specialties include homestyle fried chicken and mashed potatoes, steak dinners and chicken nachos. It's open for lunch and dinner.

Type: Diner

Location: Canyon, TX

Sayakomarn's Restaurant

This is a quintessential Thai restaurant in Canyon that serves a wide variety of Thai cuisine.

Type: Thai

Location: Canyon, TX

Shopping

Palo Duro Indian Trading

This small shop in Amarillo specializes in Native American art and souvenirs.

Location: Amarillo, TX

Lilly Finch

Lilly Finch is a line of women's clothing boutiques that offer individual and unique clothes and gifts. Check out its shop in Amarillo.

Location: Amarillo, TX

Rustic Gypsy

This Amarillo gift shop has planters, pottery, home decor and more.

Location: Amarillo, TX

Second Impression Resale

This consignment shop in Amarillo sells gently used furniture, home decor and clothing.

Location: Amarillo, TX

The Roseberry

This shop in Amarillo offers unique and locally crafted artworks and home decor.

Location: Amarillo, TX

Sightseeing

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

This state park is a popular destination near Amarillo that features lots of hiking trails and water activities. The park is home to the second-largest canyon in the U.S., and it has rim trails and interior trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

Route 66 District Amarillo

The original Route 66 is showcased in a 1-mile section of road featuring many historic buildings and quirky shops in Amarillo. There are also countless diners and periodic musical events.

Amarillo Botanical Gardens

These gardens stretch over 4 acres in Amarillo and include a Japanese garden and butterfly pavilion. The plants are collections of both local Texas varieties and ones from other regions.

The National Ranching Heritage Center

You can learn all about ranch life in the Old West at this Lubbock museum that covers 16 acres and has 48 buildings. Besides the exhibits, there are seasonal events like the Candlelight at the Ranch event that is held in December.

Buddy Holly Center

The singer Buddy Holly was a native of Lubbock, Texas, and this house in Lubbock is dedicated to his legacy. The house has an exhibit that details his life, and there are many antiques and memorabilia on display.

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How to Get to
Caprock Canyons State Park

Caprock Canyons State Park is located on FM 1065 and is 3.5 miles north of State Highway 86 in Quitaque. From Highway 86 in Quitaque, turn right (north) onto FM 1065.

Entering Caprock Canyons State Park

Caprock Canyons State Park has daily gate hours of 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Adult : $5

Children 12 and under are free

Adult group price : $3

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