Covering 13,906 acres, Caprock Canyons State Park is located in one of Texas’ most scenic regions. Erosion has carved spectacular landscapes at the edge of the caprock escarpment (the edge of the high plains).
The park is home to the official Texas bison herd, direct descendants of the last free range southern plains bison.
The canyons contain a varied mixture of flora such as cacti and tall grasses, plus mesquite, juniper, plum, hack berry, cedar, and cottonwood trees.
Among the colorful cliffs and on the canyon floors you will find abundant wildlife, including African aoudad sheep, mule deer, white-tailed deer, coyotes, opossums, raccoons, bobcats, foxes, porcupines, numerous species of snakes and lizards, and over 175 species of birds including Golden Eagles. Lake Theo contains bass and catfish.
Park visitors enjoy sightseeing, hiking, picnicking, guided tours, scenic drives, mountain biking, equestrian trails, fishing, boating and swimming in a no-wake lake (120-surface-acres, 30′ when full) and staying overnight in primitive campsites (some with hookups). It is the perfect place to bring your telescope and view our dark starry nights.
The park is located 3.5 miles north of Quitaque on Texas F.M. 1065.
When visiting Caprock Canyons State Park, be sure to check out the recently completed audio driving guide to the park. It’s like having a tour guide on your own schedule and it’s free! The audio guide is available for check-out, at the park headquarters, on tape or CD ($5 deposit).
Full information is found at the Caprock Canyons State Park web site.