State Park Review – Palo Duro Canyon

State Park Review – Palo Duro Canyon

September 21, 2019 0 By Open Road




Things to Do



  • There are several camping areas
  • Lots of hiking and biking trails
  • The area is beautiful


  • Very hot in the summer
  • Watch out for rattle snakes
  • Very limited cell service


There are four camping areas at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Each area has 30 and 50 amp electrical hookups with one exception being Hackberry which is only 30 amp. All sites have water hook ups however, none of them have sewer hookups.

All camper types are allowed at Palo Duro including motor homes, fifth wheels and pull behinds. If you don't have a camper bring your tent. This is a great area for tent camping.

Not all campsites can accommodate RV's longer than 37 feet. The reservation website will help you determine which site will work best for you and your RV.

Be sure to book early. Campsites fill up fast.

If you're needing to use your phone, be sure to bring a cell booster. Cell service is very limited at Palo Duro Canyon and there is no wifi.

Things to Do

There are a lot of things to do at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. The most popular attraction is hiking the Lighthouse trail however there are a plenty of other hiking and biking trails to choose from to keep you busy.

If you like horseback riding, you can book a guide who will provide horses for you to ride or you can bring your own horses if you prefer. Equestrian camping is available.

If you are a theatre buff, go see the Texas Outdoor Musical. It is located inside the park and runs all summer long. It is a very popular play so make your reservations early.

Zip-lining is located just outside the entrance to the park and provides lots of fun for all ages.

Our Take

We love this park. There is so much to do here. We like to hike and to bike and all the trails keep us really busy while we're here.

Our favorite camping area is Juniper. The sites are spread out well to give you plenty of privacy.

Although this is one of our favorite parks, it gets very hot in the summer and there are a lot of rattlesnakes in the area. We hate snakes. So, we like to camp there during the spring or fall months.

For more information on this park, click here to read our blog post on Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

Happy Camping!! 🙂

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