1.25 miles west of the South Prong Tented grounds, the primitive camping is for the true rough and tough adventurers out there. Located on the park’s western boundary, you’ll have to traverse cliffs and bluffs to earn the reward of this good night’s rest, with none of the usual bells and whistles of more developed sites - save the outhouse facility. Considering you’ll have to hike in and out, be sure to bring lots of H2O!
Campsite area
Tent sites
25 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No showers


Offered near the campground.


Caprock Canyons State Park offers nearly 90 miles of trails that make up the Trailway, all open to bikers. Ride past stunning r...Read more


Lake Theo in Caprock Canyons State Park covers 120 surface acres and is a great spot for taking in the surroundings by boat.


Cast a line off one of Lake Theo's fishing piers or launch a boat to fish for rainbow trout and catfish. For the full stocking ...Read more


Caprock Canyons State Park has nearly 90 miles of trails that wind through plains and canyons, known as the Trailway. The Trail...Read more

Horseback riding

Feel yourself transported to the Wild West as you ride your horse through the rugged landscape of Caprock Canyons State Park.14...Read more


The canyons in Caprock Canyons State Park are filled with solid rocks for bouldering. For more information and difficulty level...Read more


Take a dip in Lake Theo after a long hike along the Trailway and set up a lunchtime BBQ at one of the lake's picnic areas, whic...Read more

Wildlife watching

In addition to the well-known herd of South Plains bison, a popular activity at Caprock Canyons State Park is to hike to Clarit...Read more


Natural features you'll find at South Prong Primitive Campground.

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Adam P.
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April 11th, 2017

Camp during the week to avoid crowds.

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Lisa R.
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September 30th, 2015

Starting from the trailhead at the South Prong Camping Area, this is a flat, easy backpacking trip of just over a mile. The campsites are not private, with a communal, circular pad in the center and sites situated around the perimeter. Kind of a bummer, but there's a good chance there will be no one else there since this park isn't as heavily used as those in central TX. There's no shade, but there is a primitive toilet.

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October 23rd, 2018
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October 14th, 2017
Caprock Canyons State Park
United States
Phone Number
(806) 455-1492
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34.448° N, 101.11° W
Tent Only - Hike In: 25 Sites
(Up to 4 people per site)