Description

Talk about an alluring name for a tent-only campsite! Cactus Campground is a small set of seven 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 bit for other amenities: showers are 1/2 - 2 miles away, and water is available at the campground, but not at each site. Continue reading...
Talk about an alluring name for a tent-only campsite! Cactus Campground is a small set of seven 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 bit 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
Bring your own tents, vans
No. of sites
7
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
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

Biking around the scenic hill country that is pedernales falls state park, there are amazing trails for mountain biking of all ...Read more

Fishing

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

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

Climbing

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

Swimming

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

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Cactus Campground.

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Desert
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Hipcamper Marshall
Marshall K.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 3rd, 2017

Good campsite for some quiet. The individual spots are pretty far apart so it was quiet and I didn't feel crowded at all. It was nice having the picnic table for cooking and eating. The camp isn't that close to the trails so I drove a short distance for daily hiking. There was a water source in the campsite only a short walk away. As noted in the description, the nearest restrooms and showers are about 3/4 of a mile away. I would stay here again.

Pad for tents.Wild turkeys wandering through the campsite.Sunrise from the campsite.Canyon view.
Hipcamper Meghan
Meghan B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 7th, 2017

Beautiful and decently secluded campsites. Each site comes with a fire pit and a little picnic shelter. The mosquitoes and flies can be bad around dusk, but go away with the sun. The park is pretty breathtaking and I would recommend it to anyone who hasn't been. If you're lucky, you might have a coyote howl wakeup call!

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

Best campground for tents in Palo Duro. Water available at the campsites and each are relatively secluded from each other. Great views from the campsites. Restrooms and showers available Mesquite Camp Area.

Hipcamper Emily
Emily D.
recommends this listing.
March 6th, 2018

Wow! Did not expect to stumble across this canyon during our cross-country caravaning voyage. We walked around all day (bring sooooo much water) and saw one of the prettiest sunsets! Later this week we went to see the grand canyon, and though nothing compares to that, this canyon was in no way disappointing- it was very colorful and impressive!

Hipcamper Melissa P.
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March 8th, 2018
Hipcamper Dayton S.
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November 20th, 2017
Hipcamper Jason C.
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October 13th, 2017
Hipcamper Meghan B.
recommends this listing.
September 3rd, 2017
Hipcamper Cris  V.
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September 6th, 2017
Hipcamper Marshall K.
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June 3rd, 2017
Hipcamper Erica E.
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May 22nd, 2017
Park
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
State
Texas
Phone Number
(806) 488-2227
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
34.939° N, 101.641° W
$12/night
Tent / Van: 7 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)