Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Canyon, Texas


11450 Park Road 5
Canyon, Texas 79015
Phone: (806) 488-2227

Sites: 114
Recent Rate: $24 5/2017

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Latitude: 34.984651523079
Longitude: -101.70151233673
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

121 Reviews

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campgrounds. Clean. Spacious. Quiet. Birds. Good hiking and biking. Red rocks with great views. Worth at least two nights. But be aware...10% grade down into the canyon and out. We camped at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
142
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Surprised this isn't a national park. It's the second biggest Canyon in the US next to the Grand Canyon. We stayed in the Sagebrush camping area. Road runners and wild turkeys roamed the camping area along with some deer. Heard coyotes howling at night, will never forget it. Campsites were grassy and well maintained and picnic tables are covered. Each site has a fire pit. The other camping areas have more dirt and sand and are deeper in the Canyon. Avoid the summer when it's super hot, though there is a play that is done during the summer months. We camped at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Sagebrush site 124
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Elkins Ranch, just outside the park entrance gives a great 1, 2, or 3 hour Canyon and rim tour. Excellent! Drive into Amarillo to see the Jack Sizemore RV museum. It was lots of fun. We made a loop and ate dinner at Big Tex's for a very good steak before heading back to the campground. Park Staff were very friendly.

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Review Count: 138
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects TSPP discount for entry fees. The scenery in this park is amazing. There are several camping loops, Sagebrush has several 2x2 camping sites, so if you don't like a presence behind you or sharing a backyard, try for one of the other sites. Power was steady; water pressure was a little low when park was busy, 55psi otherwise. The views and vista's here are beautiful, there is plenty to see and do. The park is extremely busy; there is always a lot of traffic and a lot of people. This is not a "rest and relax" park. The quietest spot we found was at the wildlife bird blind and even there it doesn't last long. Trails are nice, but again, very busy. Also, several of the trails are multi-use and if hiking, you need to watch out for bike riders, they are usually moving very fast. There is a trading post with souvenirs and a café. The food is good in taste and portion size. The visitors' center offers the history of this CCC park with a small interpretive museum and gift store. The staff we encountered were polite and helpful. No Verizon wifi or cel service at all once you are in the canyon. We found a signal at the visitors' center strong enough for checking EM and VM. This park is certainly worth a visit, but we will not camp here again due to the extreme traffic and lack of relaxation and quiet. We camped at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
127
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Canyon is a nice little town, visit the museum of natural history. Plenty of restaurants and a friendly Walmart if you need one. Drive a few miles to Amarillo, visit the Jack Sisemore RV Museum....its free and very fun!

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed 6 nights over the Easter weekend and the park was full of campers and day users for 4 days driving up and down the roads. We experienced two storms; one with hail and a tornado warning. The trails are wonderful if you like to hike, bike, or even bring a horse (there is a special equestrian campsite). The scenery is beautiful with added wildlife makes it a true camping experience (even crossing paths with a rattlesnake). The only downside was a minor issue with the campsite. Where the camper sat was great having a large open area on one side; however, the covered picnic table placement was not very useable. It was placed behind the neighbors camper, so we setup our chairs on a small hill at the back of our camper. Great outlook providing exceptional views. A great park with a lot of history. We camped at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
90 Mesquite Camp
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

What a treat...."The Grand Canyon of Texas". Campgrounds are actually down in canyon, and road down is steep and curvy, but really not that bad. We stayed in Juniper campground, which is 4 miles from park entrance. 4 miles of beautiful scenery. Site 108 which was back-in, water and electric in good location, but use caution, as large rocks lined the site. Site also had shelter with picnic table. Texas was in fire ban, so no open fires.....wood or charcoal, but propane was allowed. Palo Duro Canyon needs to be on your bucket list. We camped at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
108 Juniper
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

1. Visit Panhandle-Plains museum in Canyon, Texas. Allow at least 4 hours. 2. Visit RV museum at Jack Sizemore RV in Amarillo. 3. We also enjoyed the Charles Goodnight historical center in Goodnight, Texas. 4. We took a van ride with park ranger, which was very informative about canyon and local history. Free, but book early, as space is limited. 5. We spent over a month in Texas, so we purchased the Texas State Parks pass.....saves you money.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is certainly beautiful, and if you are interested in scenery, hiking, or biking, this is a great place to stay. Because of the long drive (almost an hour) off of i-40 and the steep slow drive down into the canyon, I wouldn't recommend as a 1 night stop. There were about 5 other rv's in our campground (Hackberry, which only had 30amp hookups), but it certainly didn't feel crowded. The park itself sees a ton of visitors, though. If you arrive at night, like we did, note that the campground signs are not well lit.

Camping with electric is $24/night, plus $5/person. We camped at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Hackberry
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Absolutely amazing. You all must go. Hiking, bike trails, wild life. Dark ski for astronomy. Beautiful sites. Picnic table, covered patio, fire pit. Wifi up out of the canyon. No phone service in the canyon. We camped at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
103
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 121
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 40

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed the beautiful scenery and fall weather at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. It is south of Amarillo and near Canyon, Texas. We were in site 86 in Mesquite Loop. Gigantic site with great views.
They converted Juniper Loop into premium 50A & water sites. Very nice with many pull throughs.
The park has many hiking trails. the views and scenery are breath taking. One of our favorite Texas parks. We camped at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
86
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

The camp sites are large and each one has a covered picnic table. The setting and views are spectacular. The sites do not include sewer but there are several dump stations. This is truly a hidden gem near Amarillo. We camped at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
82
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Panhandle Museum in Canyon is great. Also check out Tom Sizemore's RV Museum in Amarillo. It's a lot of fun and free. The visitors center in the park is also worth spending time in. The park has great hiking and biking.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Great scenery here. Star gazing & hiking are plenty. We were here off season, so plenty of sites were available.

Showerhouse was very clean. Sites are large, spaced apart well.

I'm happy we stayed in the Mesquite area, when we checked out the other loops, it looked like the sites were closer together. I'd love to get back there again someday. We camped at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
85 Mesquite area
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Amarillo isn't too far away for groceries. Great steakhouse nearby (Lone Star, not the chain). This place is very quiet and scenic, glad we stopped. Only negative is there is no swimming nearby, so be prepared to be hot.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This state park is very worth a trip if you are crossing the country. It is a very easy drive south of Amarillo. The 10% grade down into the canyon is a bit scary, but not difficult. Once at the bottom, you will see that it is totally worth it. We camped at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a good stay, but it was sticker shock about the per person per night extra fee that got to us. We saw a road runner. Campground is down in canyon with 10% down grade but manageable. Lots of hiking and such here. We camped at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

canyon store and museum

had a special show for extra fee

big lizards in area.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We had an enjoyable stay and everyone was very helpful and friendly. We would not go to Amarillo in July if not for the Texas play. It's way too hot for us. That being said, I will go back in October or November. We camped at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 92 Mesquite CG
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We highly recommend the Texas play. It was well worth the money. My husband and I are light eaters and we shared a BBQ dinner before the play.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We were there for one day only. We wish that we could have stayed for a longer time. No cell phone service for us and out tailgater didn't work, probably because we were at the bottom of the canyon.

We saw the play "Texas" in the amphitheater and enjoyed it greatly.

We will visit again when we have the opportunity to do so and stay longer. Well worth the visit.

Our 40 foot fifth wheel gave us no problems coming in and leaving. We camped at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the Mesquite area. IMHO this park should be on everyone's visit list. It's just a beautiful place! Entrance road is steep (10%), but easily managed by our 40 ft motorhome, although we did undo the toad first. Our site (83) had a fine view of the canyon, reasonable distance from neighbors, good water and electric, and AT&T phone coverage. It was reasonably level. It did look like it could get muddy in the rain. There were some pretty deep ruts in the dirt. We camped at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
83
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

It's a long way to any stores, so bring groceries. We got an emergency RV part from helpful folk at Bill Max RV in Amarillo.

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