Calendar of Events


June 23, 2017 - 7:30am -- A.M. Birding Walk

Whether this is your first time birding or you’ve been doing it for decades, come out to Palo Duro Canyon to experience and learn about some of our beautiful wild birds. Join park staff on this easy walk as we explore the amazing variety of birds that live in and visit the canyon.

Prepare: Dress for the weather, wear good hiking shoes and bring water to drink. If you have binoculars or bird guides, please bring them. Bird checklists and some binoculars will be available for your use. Please do not bring pets to this event as they may scare away the birds.

Meet: At Chinaberry Day Use area, on the right hand side of the road just past Hackberry Camp and the first water crossing.

Fees: Regular park entrance fees ($5 per adult, children 12 & under are free). No charge for this program.

June 24, 2017 - 4:00pm -- Canyon Driving Tour

Take a driving tour of scenic Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the comfort of our van. Learn about the flora, fauna, geology and history of the canyon, and have a chance to have your questions answered.

Prepare: A signup sheet will be located at the gatehouse. This event is limited to the first 14 people who sign up. There are also spaces for alternates, but alternates will only have a seat if there is a no-show. Children must be old enough to ride in the van without a car or booster seat, and no pets are allowed in the state vehicle.

Meet: At the gatehouse. Look for the big white van parked out front.

Fees: Regular park entrance fees ($5 per adult, children 12 & under are free). No charge for this program.

June 24, 2017 - 7:00pm -- Atlatl in the Evening

For thousands of years, the atlatl was the main hunting weapon all across the world. If you're not sure what an atlatl is, come learn about this ancient technology and have an opportunity to actually use one yourself.

Prepare: Dress comfortably for the weather, wear good walking shoes or boots and bring water to drink. This event is outside in an exposed area, so hats, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended.

Meet: At park headquarters. Look for the park interpreter in uniform.

Fees: Regular park entrance fees ($5 per adult, children 12 & under are free). No charge for this program.

June 29, 2017 - 8:00pm -- International Mud Day - Mud Romp

It's International Mud Day! What better way to celebrate than with a romp in the mud and some fun mud activities. Kids and adults who are young at heart are sure to have a great time.

Prepare: Wear water shoes and clothes that you don't mind getting very muddy.

Meet: At Chinaberry Day Use Area. The event will take place under the bridge at water crossing #1.

Fees: Regular park entrance fees ($5 per adult, children 12 & under are free). No charge for this program.



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