Fortress Cliff Campground is a set of 18 tent-only sites on the southern end of the park, near the equestrian campground, and over 10+ miles of trail. While shade shelters are provided, you’ll have to work a little but for other amenities: showers are 1/2 - 2 miles away, and water is available at the campground, but not at each site. What’s camping without roughing it though?
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
18 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Biking around the scenic hill country that is Pedernales Falls State Park, there are amazing trails for mountain biking of all ...Read more


Fishing on the river is common at Pedernales Falls State Park. There is no fishing pier, but set up anywhere on the shoreline! ...Read more


Hiking around Pedernales is absolutely beautiful. There are seven trails within the park that range from .4 miles to 9 miles lo...Read more

Horseback riding

Bring your horse to explore 10 miles of rugged trail. The trail is very rocky with some steep slopes. Due to the conditions of ...Read more


There is rock climbing available on the Wolf Mountain Trail. The best spot is about a 20-minute hike in. Make sure you do not c...Read more


You can tube, canoe or kayak the river. Set up in at the swimming area or Trammell's Crossing Trail. For safety purposes, you a...Read more

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Fortress Cliff Campground.

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Hipcamper Courtney
Courtney M.
recommends this listing.
January 6th, 2018

Best trails in this state park. Beautiful scenery. Take plenty of water to hike. Forest Cliff Campground has potable water spigots and an outhouse.

Hipcamper Jason
Jason C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 13th, 2017

Worst campground at Palo Duro. No seclusion from the other campsites. Water is available, restrooms are Porta Pottys and showers are at the RV campground. Only use this one if all others taken.

Hipcamper Greg
Greg M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 1st, 2015

Decent sites in a great park. BUT.....when I was there...mid Sept, the flies at the campsite were unbearable from about 5p til just after dark. Literally had hundreds of flies covering my car and picnic table. With just a 2 man tent and 95 degree temps, I had a pretty miserable afternoon after a great day of hiking. Check out your site before you set up camp and change if you need to.

Hipcamper Matthew M.
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June 9th, 2018
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May 24th, 2018
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March 8th, 2018
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October 14th, 2017
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February 24th, 2017
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
United States
Phone Number
(806) 488-2227
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34.943° N, 101.661° W
Tent / Van: 18 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)