Caprock Canyons State Park
Flora and faunaThe area contains badlands with mesquite, cacti and junipers with tall grasses, plums, hackberries and cottonwoods in the canyons.
The park hosts the Texas state bison herd. At the urging of his wife, Charles Goodnight preserved several plains bison from those that were being slaughtered. This herd became one of the genetic sources from which current bison herds descend. The state herd only contains plains bison which have no cattle DNA.
African aouodad sheep (barbary 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 are found within the park. Lake Theo contains bass and catfish.
ClimateAverage minimum temperature in January is .
The average maximum in July is .
Average rainfall is .
Fees and permits
Special entrance rates for holders of:
- Texas State Parks Pass.
- Youth Group Annual Entrance Permit.
- Texas Parklands Passport (Bluebonnet Pass)
CampingInformation line: +1-800-792-1112. Fees are charged in addition to the campsite or facility fee. Pets are not allowed in any Texas State Park buildings. Maximum 8 people per campsite unless otherwise noted. Applicable daily entrance fees are charged in addition to the campsite or facility fee.
North Prong area and South Prong areaBoth areas have organic restrooms and 16.3 miles of associated trails. $8 per 4 people for back pack campsites.
South Prong and Little Red Camping Areas40 walk-in developed (tent) campsites. $12 per campsite
Equestrian Developed Campsites(non-equestrian camping is allowed). 12 sites have corrals, tables, grills, water for horses, and parking at individual sites. Total of persons or horses not to exceed 8 per campsite. $12 per campsite
Lake Theo9 campsites with water with a shade shelter, picnic table, fire ring and lantern post. Water is in the area. $14 per campsite
Honey Flat AreaCampsites with water and electric (30 amp). 25 sites with a shade shelter, picnic table, fire ring, lantern post, water, & 30 amp electrical outlet. $15 per campsite
Honey Flat AreaCampsites with water and electric (50 amp). 10 sites have a shade shelter, picnic table, fire ring, lantern post, water, & 50 amp electrical outlet. $20 per campsite
Primitive CampingAvailable along the length of the Trailway. $8 per 4 people
Overflow Camping Area$11 per campsite
Excess Vehicle Parking$2