Description

Stunning scenic overlooks and flush toilets - these are the two major amenities of these grounds located at just off the Canyon Loop Trail. Be careful on your way up as the terrain can be extremely steep and rugged at certain points. You might want to consider bringing an extra sweatshirt or blanket here as the temperature can be a bit brisk at nearly 2,500 feet!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
25 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Hike in
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

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

Boating

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

Fishing

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

Hiking

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

Climbing

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

Swimming

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

Terrain

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

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Hipcamper Hannah
Hannah C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 6th, 2017

Stayed here with a group of friends for Memorial Day weekend 2017, the first night the wind was CRAZY, kept me up all night although I am a light sleeper. We even chatted with some other campers and their tent had blown away! The next two nights were super easy and chill though. About a mile hike in, and we arrived there during the hottest part of the day so it was a little sweaty but overall an easy hike. It felt like Moab in Texas! The area was gorgeous, and the hiking was fun. No defined camp sites, so we kinda wandered a bit to find a flat area. The composting toilet was in a little outhouse, stocked with toilet paper. I'd definitely recommend this camping area and park! If you get hot easily, like me, I'd visit in the Fall/Winter!:)

Our little campsite for the weekend! It was super windy our first night in, but the rest of the nights were easy.tent dog animalThe view from our site!The trail right near the camping area.
Hipcamper Marshall
Marshall K.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 19th, 2017

It's about a mile hike to the campsite, easy with very moderate inclines. There is a composting toilet that always had toilet paper when I was there. Plenty of room to spread out - you can wander a bit into the surrounding area to find some seclusion. The scenery around the sight is just gorgeous, and it's well situated to hit all the key hiking trails in the park. I would definitely recommend this underrated State Park and this campground in particular.

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Hipcamper Taylor M.
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March 26th, 2018
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September 6th, 2017
Hipcamper Marshall K.
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June 3rd, 2017
Park
Caprock Canyons State Park
State
Texas
Phone Number
(806) 455-1492
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
34.457° N, 101.082° W
$10/night
Tent Only - Hike In: 25 Sites
(Up to 4 people per site)