Things You Need To Know Before

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Things You Need To Know Before

Caprock Canyon State Park

Natural beauty surrounds you in the canyons beneath the Caprock Escarpment

"Hay sierras debajo de los llanos" (there are mountains below the plains) was a common phrase used by early Mexican travelers who crossed through the area. Today you can hike, bike, or ride horseback on more than 25 miles of trails through the scenic canyons, observe native prairie wildlife, and witness nature's greatest living symbol of the American West, the official Texas State Bison Herd.

Trail Etiquette

Trash Your Trash - Keep the park natural. Pack out all of your trash and Leave No Trace. 
Leave Feeding to Nature - Feeding wild animals will make them sick and more likely to harm people.
Take only Memories and Pictures - Please don't disturb or remove any of the park's plants, animals or artifacts.
Keep Pets on Leashes - To keep them safe while protecting wildlife.

Staying Safe

Do Not Approach Bison - Bison are wild. Stay at least 50 yards (150ft) away. Never surround, crowd, approach, or follow bison or any other park wildlife.
Know Your Limits - Prepare for sun and heat. Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and appropriate clothing / hiking shoes.
Drink Plenty of Water - Your body quickly loses fluids when you're on the trail. Bring a quart of water per hour activity.
Tell Others Where You'll Be - If possible, avoid exploring alone. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return.
Wear a Helmet - When biking, check with park HQ to match the trail to your skill level. Wear a helmet to protect yourself in case of a crash.

Please Note 
- Check Out time is noon or renew permit by 9 a.m. (pending site availability)
- Public consumption or display of any alcoholic beverage is prohibited.
- A maximum of eight people (total of eight people and horses in combination for equestrian camp sites) permitted per campsite.
- Guests must leave the park by 10 p.m. Quiet time is from 10 p.m. - 6 a.m.
- Campsite must be kept clean; all trash must be picked up before leaving.
- Dumpsters are located across form Honey Flat rest rooms.
- GRAY WATER AND BLACK WATER MUST BE DISCHARGED ONLY AT DUMP STATIONS
- Gathering firewood is prohibited.
- all pets must be on leash less than six feet long.
- Equine must have proof of negative EIA (Coggins) test within the past 12 months. The form VS 10-11 is proof of testing.
- When hiking, biking or riding on the trails, TAKE A GALLON OF WATER PER PERSON and pack out what you pack in. 


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