Ten equestrian campsites sit at the southernmost end of the park, in this open camping area that has picnic tables, fire rings, and two water faucets. Four joined horse pens are first-come, first-serve, and each pen can hold up to two horses. Doctor’s note needed: all horses must have a negative Coggins test less than 12 months old to enjoy the park so all can enjoy the park. Giddyup!
Campsite area
Tent sites
10 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No showers


Offered near the campground.


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Horseback riding

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December 13th, 2016

Back Country Camping - For dispersed camping in Palo Duro you are required to start in the equestrian area then hike in for a least 30 minutes. Start hiking up on the bluffs if you can. You can also hike in on the stream valley, but it was very dense with brush and grass. Snakes are a concern so come prepared. On top of the bluffs we found ample spots to pitch a tent. Access to water is an issue in the backcountry since the stream may not have much water. For back country camping pack it in with you. Amenities in the canyon: rest rooms with showers, restaurant, store, campsites with hookups, horse riding, a musical play

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September 6th, 2017
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
United States
Phone Number
(806) 488-2227
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34.932° N, 101.636° W
Equestrian: 10 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)