Description

Just north of the South Prong River, you’ll want to watch how far you stray from these campgrounds because you might stumble onto private property and get chased down by a group of vicious, rabid dogs! Or maybe just get a ticket. One of the two. These sites (36 - 55) have picnic tables, nearby water AND outhouses, so you won’t even have to bring your own toilet paper! Unless Continue reading...
Just north of the South Prong River, you’ll want to watch how far you stray from these campgrounds because you might stumble onto private property and get chased down by a group of vicious, rabid dogs! Or maybe just get a ticket. One of the two. These sites (36 - 55) have picnic tables, nearby water AND outhouses, so you won’t even have to bring your own toilet paper! Unless you still want to, we’d totally understand.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
20
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
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 South Prong Tent Campground.

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Cave
Lake
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Hipcamper Lisa
Lisa R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 30th, 2015

The South Prong campground is a developed area for tent camping with bathrooms but no showers. This is a good starting point for the Upper Canyon Trail. This underrated state park is remote enough that it doesn't get that crowded. There's little to no shade, and like the rest of Texas, it gets hots. Plan accordingly and take plenty of water. The vibrant colors and lack of crowds here make it well worth the visit.

Photo by Lisa Rawlinson.
Hipcamper Jason
Jason C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 13th, 2017

Pretty average campground, but has no water and no tent pads. Very primitive but very secluded from the other campsites.

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August 7th, 2018
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January 23rd, 2018
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May 18th, 2017
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April 27th, 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
34.44° N, 101.094° W
$12/night
Tent Only - Hike In: 20 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)