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The state of Texas is known for its mesmerizing natural attractions. One of the most exciting ones is, undoubtedly, Palo Duro Canyon. This is an 800-foot deep, 20-mile wide, and 120-mile long canyon that stretches from the town of Silverton to the town of Canyon. It's also part of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, one of the biggest state parks in the Lone Star State.

Just 25 miles south of Amarillo and 12 miles east of Canyon lies this breathtaking 20,000-acre expanse which draws outdoor enthusiasts from all over the country to relax, unwind, and soak up the amazing scenery. The park itself is mainly situated on the southern high plains, home to a shortgrass prairie along with a variety of plant life, such as juniper, cottonwood, hackberry, yucca, paperflower, and much more.

Nature lovers should treat themselves to some state park RV camping in this awe-inspiring locale. All you have to do is pack your bags, book an RV in Randall County or Tulia, and set out to experience some of the best scenery Texas has to offer.

Getting Outdoors

Palo Duro Canyon State Park is easily one of the most popular destinations for motorhome camping enthusiasts in Texas. Many park visitors are keen to catch a glimpse of Texas' own "Grand Canyon." Thrillseekers will find plenty of outdoor adventures as well.

Hiking and camping with an RV are at the top of the list of the most popular activities in the park. More than 30 miles of hiking trails ranging in difficulty and length wind their way through this sprawling area. Horseback riding and mountain biking are also fan favorites. In fact, one of the most unique attractions at Palo Duro State Park is the Old West Stables. Here, you can take part in wagon rides and guided horseback riding tours. A 1,500-acre area is allocated specifically for horseback riders.

Visitors interested in wildlife viewing should be on the lookout for the Palo Duro mouse and Texas horned lizard. Wildlife watchers may also glimpse diamondback rattlesnakes, roadrunners, Barbary sheep, cottontail rabbits, and coyotes.

Camping at Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Before you start planning out your RV camping trip at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, you should know a few things. First of all, the park offers a variety of options for staying overnight. You can opt for backpack campsites, campsites with electricity and water hookups, limited-service cabins (with no indoor restrooms), and two-room cabins.

Campsites with electricity and water hookups can typically accommodate up to eight people and feature 20- or 30-amp electric hookups. Other amenities include nearby restrooms with showers, a picnic table, a grill, and a fire ring. These campsites are mainly designed for RVs no longer than 60 feet.

Primitive campsites commonly operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Here, you won't be allowed to make open fires, but you can use a containerized fuel stove. Also, keep in mind that you'll have to pack out all your trash. The primitive campsites may also be closed due to adverse weather conditions.

Explore the Area

No Palo Duro Canyon State Park camping experience is complete without taking some time to explore the areas near the park.

One of the attractions you should definitely check out nearby is the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Visitors will find an array of exhibits here covering everything from Native American history to modern art. The little ones will love the paleontology and geology displays. There's so much to see and experience here that you'll want to plan your visit in advance.

When you camp in an RV near Amarillo, take the time to stop by the Amarillo Civic Center for a little live entertainment. Animal lovers will want to tour Amarillo Zoo, a 15-acre parcel home to more than 150 animals.

Last, but not least, if you want to learn more about the flora and fauna of Texas, make sure to visit the Buffalo Lake NWR. This National Natural Landmark features around 175 acres of marshland, forest, and shortgrass prairie. Visitors can also do some picnicking and camping in designated areas and take part in a number of exciting hiking tours.

When you visit this area, you owe it to yourself to try out some of the best food Texas has to offer. If you want to get a good taste of the Lone Star State, head west or northwest from the park. Here, you will find a number of Mexican food restaurants and barbecue joints that offer a variety of meal options. You'll find plenty of gas stations along the way as well where you can fill up the tank of your rental RV before continuing your Texas road trip.

RV Rentals in Palo Duro Canyon State Park, TX

Palo Duro Canyon State Park, TX is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Outdoorsy's Palo Duro Canyon State Park RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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Recommendations for Palo Duro Canyon State Park, TX from Outdoorsy Owners

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

This is a beautiful park with an amazing canyon. There are multiple camp areas to choose from in the floor of the canyon. There are some beautiful hikes and scenic overlooks.

Mar 5, 2018
Palo Duro Canyon State Park

They call it "The Grand Canyon of Texas" This is a must see for any family. The city of Amarillo has so much to offer.

Mar 20, 2017

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