The best camping near Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Palo Duro Canyon State Park adventure.

The best camping near Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Palo Duro Canyon State Park adventure.

Camping near Palo Duro Canyon State Park

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Palo Duro Canyon State Park adventure.

The second-largest canyon in the US serves up spectacular terrain for outdoor adventurers.  

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MERUS Adventure™ Park

32 sites · RVs6500 acres · Claude, TX
Welcome to MERUS Adventure™ Park, your ultimate destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers! Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Palo Duro Canyon, MERUS Adventure Park is a hidden gem that offers a one-of-a-kind experience through amazing RV sites, cabins, tent camping, and more! At MERUS Adventure™, we believe in reconnecting with nature and fostering a sense of adventure. Our park spans over 6500 acres of pristine wilderness, featuring diverse ecosystems, breathtaking views, and unique access to the second-largest canyon in North America! Whether you're an avid hiker, off-roader, mountain biker, or simply seeking a peaceful retreat, our park has something for everyone. At MERUS Adventure™, we take pride in our commitment to sustainable practices and environmental stewardship. Our campsites are carefully designed to minimize our ecological footprint while providing a comfortable camping experience. We prioritize preserving the natural beauty of our surroundings, and our staff is dedicated to educating visitors on the importance of conservation and responsible outdoor recreation. We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all visitors. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always available to assist you and ensure that your stay is memorable. Whether you're seeking a weekend getaway, a family vacation, or a solo adventure, our park offers an unforgettable experience that will leave you rejuvenated and connected to the natural world. Come and discover the magic of MERUS Adventure™ through Hipcamp. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, embark on unforgettable adventures, and create lifelong memories. Book your stay today and let us be your gateway to adventure and lifelong memories.
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The Silos RV Park & Campground

18 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Canyon, TX
*Big Rig Friendly up to 70 ft long* Water, electricity, free WiFi, picnic tables and large trash container at each site! Perfect home base for your Palo Duro Canyon State Park adventure and exploring everything else the Canyon/Amarillo, Texas area have to offer. There are 2 private shower rooms for your use and also a coinless laundry facility that can be booked online for your convenience. There is also a storm shelter onsite. Your RV site is located in the country where you have unobstructed views of the spectacular sunrises and sunsets the Panhandle of Texas is known for. It's also a perfect place to stargaze since it's away from the City lights. Also available to rent on the property is a cabin room, 5th wheel (stationary) and large guest home (through Airbnb on our website)
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Mariposa Village

6 sites · RVs500 acres · Amarillo, TX
Learn more about this land:Mariposa a land trust and non profit organization set for sustainable development.  Walk the main top areas and feel free to walk down the main road. For more information please reach out to the hosts. The community center has a full restroom with shower and kitchen. Our RV parking is right next to the community center and can accommodate the largest rigs. Our tent camping spaces are spread out for added privacy and we have a dumpster on site. When you camp at Mariposa you have privacy and great views to explore while being a short 5 minute drive outside the restaurant and hotel district of Amarillo. Come enjoy the beauty of the Texas panhandle at Mariposa!Currently there is significant construction on the main road to the property. The property is still accessible, however, we cannot guarantee access for vehicles over 35ft long. The entry is currently loose gravel and moderately steep. As construction continues over the coming months, we expect this to be fixed to allow unlimited access.If you have questions please email message or phone after booking.
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The best camping near Palo Duro Canyon State Park guide

Overview

About

Towering red-rock cliffs and vast desert landscapes afford a dramatic backdrop for outdoor explorers at the 30,000-acre Palo Duro Canyon. Hit the trail to hike, mountain bike, or horseback ride along more than 35 miles of tracks, taking you from the upper rim to the canyon floor. Alternatively, admire the views from The Gallery, take a guided Jeep or horseback excursion, go ziplining over the canyon, or learn the history of the region’s early settlers at the evening Texas Outdoor Musical show performed in the canyon. A bonus for campers—the dark skies make this one of the best stargazing spots in Texas.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for summer campers: Sagebrush Campground is the closest campground to the Texas Outdoor Musical and has electric and water hookups.
  • Best for RVs: Hackberry Campground has electric and water hookups, and some sites can accommodate up to 60-foot RVs.
  • Best for adventurous hikers: The hike-in primitive campsites are for tents only, with no facilities or running water, but they are ideal for escaping the crowds.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve one of 132 campsites, including group sites and cabins, via the Texas State Parks website. 
  2. Online reservations open five months in advance or 12 months in advance for the group sites. 
  3. Campsites can book up fast, especially over weekends and holidays, so book at least three months in advance to avoid disappointment.

When to go

Summers in Texas can be blisteringly hot, and temperatures on the canyon floor can reach up to 120°F, so plan hikes for early morning or late afternoon. Spring and fall provide more pleasant weather for outdoor activities, and winters are mild (although temperatures drop dramatically at night). The Texas Outdoor Musical show is held nightly (except Mondays) from June to August.

Know before you go

  • Palo Duro Canyon State Park is about 12 miles east of Canyon along State Highway 217. 
  • Per-person day-use fees apply at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, and campsite booking fees also apply. General entrance tickets can be booked online up to one month in advance.
  • Facilities include a visitor center, park store, restaurant, restrooms, and picnic areas. Bring plenty of water, insect repellent, sunscreen, and a hat. 
  • There are wheelchair-accessible campsites, restrooms, and viewing areas at the park. 

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