When it comes to West Texas camping, you have plenty to choose from!
Take a look at some of the awesome locations you may not have visited as a camper. For some of those camping sites you might have already been to, you might try giving them another look.
Do you know of other good camping locations? If so, contact us so that we can post information about them to this site. See also the Nakona Lodge Guide to Where to Go Camping in the South Plains Council region.
This mysterious terra cotta badland, replete with canyons and bluffs, calls out to the adventuresome to be explored. A day-long horseback ride or challenging hike will take you to this home of the famous Lighthouse rock formation. Or drive to the top of the canyon and take in the breathtaking view from the top of the overlook. The full-service park sports standard campsites as well as newly renovated rock cabins and fully furnished CCC-constructed cabins.
The spirit heart of the bison still beats proudly today in the caprock canyons, as descendants of the Charles Goodnight bison herd, called the “Official Texas State Bison Herd,” are pastured and protected here. This park is also open to campers who can stay in developed sites below the canyon rim or venture out to backcountry sites.
The rolling plains expand into the legendary wide-open spaces of North Texas, once home to wild buffalo and native hunters. It is arid land that has been eroded by the Pease River into a place of gullies, mesas and juniper breaks filled with wildlife. Frogs, turtles, lizards and an occasional horned lizard can be seen in the park. Two small lakes (60 and 10 acres) offer fishing year-round for bass, catfish, crappie and perch.
Deep in the mountainous desert wilderness, a quarter-million-acre park opens a spectacular landscape to the public. Drive into the park over a 36-mile gravel road that leads through flat and hilly terrain and ends at the former owner's furnished ranch home.