Camping at Caprock Canyon State Park

Texas Caprock Canyon Campground Trailhead

Added by Suril Patel

This park is a beautiful, scenic site with amazing red sandstone and siltstone made canyons, plateaus, and valleys. The short hike in (1.5mi - 3 mi) leads to very secluded campsites and hiking trails.

Caprock Canyon State Park is equipped with two primitive campgrounds: North Prong and South Prong. These campgrounds are equipped with pit toilets as seen in the above photos. For camping at the North Prong Primitive Campsite, the hike from the parking lot to the campsite is 1.25 miles. The hiking trails are near the campsite and they range from 0.5 mile trails to 3 mile trails. The elevation near the North Prong campsite is about 2,600 feet, and hiking up the trails the elevation increases to about 3,100 feet.

Check out the park's website for more information and online reservations.

Pack List

  • Tent
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water (Quart of water per mile)
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Activities:

Backpacking, Camping, Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

2.5 Miles

Rating:

Features:

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Lake
Scenic
Wildlife

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6 months ago

I thought I was in Moab again!

As a west coast transplant to Texas, I've found myself occasionally underwhelmed by hikes in the Lone Star state. There aren't too many "heart pounding, exciting" hikes outside of West Texas, but Caprock Canyon delivered! Great elevation gains, red rock rising high above your campsite, this place was RAD! Camped this past March, and the weather was perfect. I definitely recommend.

6 months ago

10 months ago

Caprock Canyon

I drove to Caprock from Oklahoma City. It was a very flat land, and the further you went the less things were (not even kidding). Caprock is located near the town of Quitaque. Its a beautiful place! Far warning, if you are looking for something to "eat when you get there", you will be driving another hour for food other than gas stations. The Park was beautiful! I had the privilege at staying by lake Theo. There was plenty of wildlife to go around. I was able to do the "natural bridge trail" that was 2 miles both ways. The actual bridge part can be hard to miss! Once on the trail, you will come across a wooden bench, that sits on the "bridge". To get a better view of it, I suggest climb down to see it from the side view which you can also go down into!

10 months ago

11 months ago

Totally Awesome!

I stayed exactly where the picture shows, it was amazing. It was just me when I went. Totally eye opening. You feel alone and vulnerable, a feeling we don't feel much. I would recommend this to any adventurer.

11 months ago

about 1 year ago

Camped here at Little Red Campground which is a walk-in 10 site tent only campground. All of the sites have fantastic views and the rattlesnakes are no joke! Came across a young Western Diamondback that did not know to use their rattle as a warning .so watch your step and wear good hiking boots!

about 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

I recommend camping at the North Prong Primitive Campsite. And bring some protection against those rattlesnakes.

over 1 year ago

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