RESERVATIONS, FACILITIES & FEES
FACILITIES AND FEES
Children 12 and under are admitted free.
School sponsored educational groups will be admitted free of charge. Bus drivers, teachers and chaperons traveling on the bus or with the group for the school-sponsored educational trip are also granted waived entry after filling out the School Group Entrance Fee Waiver.
Request for waiver must be made prior to arrival from Park Interpreter or
Assistant Manager and will be on file at the entrance office upon arrival.
College groups need to fax a letter on university stationery stating purpose
of visit and specific educational activities in which they will be engaged.
Letter must be signed by department head. FAX 806 488-2556
Arrangements for educational programs must be made in advance with the park interpreter. (806-488-2227 x
A Texas resident age 65 prior to September 1, 1995 may get a Parkland Passport permit at no charge. This permit admits the bearer only into any Texas State Park. A Texas resident age 65 on or after September 1, 1995 may obtain a partial Parkland Passport that allows entry into a Texas State Park at a discounted price ($3.00 for Palo Duro Canyon State park.) If applicable to you or someone else in your party, please advise the fee collector prior to entrance.
Palo Duro Canyon State Park has five classifications of overnight sites:
There are two CCC vintage cabins perched on the rim of the canyon. Though rustic, these cabins have been renovated and have modern heating and cooling systems. Each cabin consists of two rooms plus restroom and shower. Lighthouse has a day bed with a pull-out. Goodnight and Sorenson have full size bunk beds. All three cabins have a queen size bed. There are no kitchen facilities, but there is a table and charcoal grill located just outside. Cooking is not permitted inside the cabins. Bed linens and towels are provided. A maximum of 4 persons are permitted per cabin. No pets are allowed in the cabins, nor may they be tied outside, crated or left in a vehicle.
Check in time is 3:00 P.M. Check-out time is 11:00 A.M.
The cabins are strictly Non-Smoking
FEE: $ 110.00 per night plus tax and entrance fees.
A third, slightly larger cabin, the SORENSON, is similar to the Lighthouse and Goodnight cabins. It has a large deck from which a panoramic view of the Canyon can be viewed.
In 1933, the C.C.C. built four very small cabins near the turn-around area of the park. Referred to as "Cow Camp Cabins", these have been renovated and are available for rent. Three are one-room, and one has a second small "alcove" room off to the side. Each cabin has a full size bunk bed that sleeps four, a small table with two chairs, a small refrigerator, and a microwave. A picnic table and grill are available on the outside. Bed linens and towels are not provided. FEE: $ 60.00 per night plus tax and entrance fees.
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The Central Reservations System may be contacted for reservations at 512-389-8900.
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