Palo Duro Canyon State Park

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Palo Duro Canyon State Park


Location:South of Amarillo in the Texas Panhandle.
Facilities:Campsites with water and electricity hookups, tent camping, showers, restrooms, primitive campsites, cabins, picnic areas, multi-use trails, horse rentals, interpretive center, visitor center, amphitheater, park store, restaurant, playground.
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, guided tours, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Canyon is approximately 120 miles long, 20 miles wide, and 800 feet deep and was formed primarily by water erosion from the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River.
Address:11450 Park Rd 5
Canyon, TX 79015

Phone:806-488-2227
Fax:806-488-2729
Web: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/palo_duro
Size: 16,402 acres.

See other parks in Texas.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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I grew up in the Texas Panhandle, near the Palo Duro Canyon.
CANYON -- Veterinarian Gregg Veneklasen loves what he calls "this part of the world." He loves the natural beauty of the Palo Duro Canyon, the second-largest canyon in the country, only minutes from his home.
Rick Husband Amarillo International lies just northwest of Palo Duro Canyon State Park and the list of IAPs includes the LDA/DME 22.
A neighbor lady, whose elderly father had spent his entire life on the family land located at the end of a long dirt road, gave him a birthday present by taking him to see the Palo Duro Canyon. A few days later, one of his neighbors asked him how he enjoyed his trip.
Today, they are widely distributed and totally free-ranging in the mountains of West Texas, including the Glass, Davis and Chinati Mountains, and the Palo Duro Canyon up toward the Panhandle.
Jemima Carstairs arrives in Oneida, Texas to survey and study ancient Indian ruins in the Palo Duro Canyon, Mace reluctantly agrees to lead the expedition.
Aoudad were first introduced into the Palo Duro Canyon area of Texas in 1957, after soldiers stationed on the Barbary Coast during World War II decided they would make fine game animals in the similar Lone Star climate.
The Palo Duro Canyon is a spectacular Southwestern landscape, and the same wild country settled by cattleman Charles Goodnight--a place rich in 'Western history.
But there are good museums and attractions like Route 66 and the Palo Duro Canyon, America's second largest after the Grand Canyon, where you can hike and camp.
2008 in Palo Duro Canyon State Park (Randall County) along the eastern escarpment of the Llano Estacado in the Texas Panhandle.
Take a stroll around the Riverwalk atrium, marvel at Palo Duro Canyon in the Lone Star Atrium or taste the Contemporary Southwestern creations of award-winning Texas chef Stephan Pyles at Ama Lur in the Hill Country Atrium.

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