palo duro canyon state park

Treat Yourself to a Glamping Weekend at Palo Duro Canyon State Park

April 13, 2023 | By Melissa Gaskill

The Texas State Parks system marks its 100th anniversary this year. With 89 parks, natural areas, and historic sites to choose from, visitors can experience all kinds of outdoor activities.

How One Houston Family Visited All 89 Texas State Parks—And More

August 8, 2022 | By Natalia Gonzalez Blanco Serrano

My Favorite Texas Trip: A Retreat at St. Benedict Monastery

August 26, 2020 | By Ramona Reeves

I arrived at the St. Benedict Monastery in Canyon in the summer of 2015 to spend the week working on a few short stories.

Atta Girl: Lucy the ‘Bark Ranger’ Completes Quest to Visit All 95 Texas State Parks

April 24, 2019 | By Dale Blasingame

The title of “bark ranger” comes with great responsibility and even greater dedication. Lucy, my 5-year-old rescue dog, knows this better than most.

“TEXAS” Outdoor Musical

May 1, 2017 | By

Cutting through the heart of the Panhandle, Palo Duro Canyon State Park—the second-largest canyon in the country, falling behind that grand one in Arizona—holds a rich history in its deep walls.

50 Years of TEXAS

June 15, 2015 | By Russell Graves

The infectious opening song of TEXAS—a bouncy Broadway-style tune sprinkled with Texas swagger—sticks in your head long after the outdoor musical ends.

Texas to-do’s

December 29, 2012 | By Helen Bryant

Sometimes you can spy a whooper or two in the marsh through a free telescope on the refuge’s observation tower.

Lost Gold of the Palo Duro

July 21, 2009 | By Clay Coppedge

Visitors to Palo Duro Canyon State Park, south of Amarillo, might marvel at its splendid isolation and tranquility, but the setting was not always so serene.

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