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Palo Duro Canyon State Park

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About This Campground

The second largest canyon in the country lies in the heart of the Texas Panhandle. Visit Palo Duro Canyon State Park; experience the canyon's rugged beauty and enjoy its colorful history.

Explore the canyon by foot, mountain bike, horse or car. We have more than 30 miles of hiking, biking and…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Good
  • Verizon
    Available
  • AT&T
    Good
  • T-Mobile
    Fair

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin
  • Yurts
  • Equestrian

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Water Hookups

Reviews

100 Reviews of Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Ratings Breakdown

  • 1
  • 1
  • 6
  • 21
  • 71
Susan L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2021

A very special place

Wow!! It’s an amazing hairpin turn drive down into the canyon. Awesome views on the way! Make sure to stop at the CCC overlook at the visitor center for photos and make your text or calls here, because here’s no cell service in the canyon, at least not for Verizon. I followed a large class A into…

  • driving down into the canyon
  • view from CCC overlook
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Month of VisitAugust
DThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2021

Quiet in mid August

My camp site had a nice tent pad. It was warm under the picnic shelter while cooking and eating supper Had a nice dry and somewhat cool night of sleep.

Water was available in the camp area. There were Porta-potties in the camp area and a full bathroom with shower within 1/2 mile

SiteCactus 071
Month of VisitSeptember
C
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2021

gorgeous, cheap, fun

went car camping just a few days ago. weather was absolutely perfect. it had just rained a little bit the day before. went hiking a bit.

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Sitesite 049
Month of VisitSeptember

Location

Palo Duro Canyon State Park is located in Texas

Directions

The park is located about 12 miles east of Canyon on State Highway 217. From Amarillo, take Interstate 27 south to State Highway 217, and go east eight miles.).

Address

11450 Park Rd 5

Coordinates

34.98520312 N
101.70567875 W

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About This Campground

The second largest canyon in the country lies in the heart of the Texas Panhandle. Visit Palo Duro Canyon State Park; experience the canyon's rugged beauty and enjoy its colorful history.

Explore the canyon by foot, mountain bike, horse or car. We have more than 30 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. Camp, geocache, study nature or bird watch. During the summer, enjoy a performance of TEXAS Outdoor Musical.

With Palo Duro Canyon camping you can choose from campsites with water and electricity, tent sites, equestrian sites, or backpack camping areas. Stay in one of three cabins on the canyon’s rim or four Cow Camp cabins on the canyon floor. Rent one of our pavilions for a wedding, reunion or meeting.

Stop by the Visitor Center on the canyon rim to learn more about the park. The park store at the Visitor Center sells books, pottery, jewelry and more. Look for souvenirs, snacks and meals at The Trading Post on the canyon floor.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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