Advice on tent camping around Amarillo TX

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  1. ADV_Grizzlee

    ADV_Grizzlee Adventurer

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    Looking for a good campground for just an overnight stay on my way out west. Any suggestions from past experience? Area around Amarillo, TX
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  2. Valker

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    Depends what you want. There is a KOA near the airport (air traffic ends pretty early in Amarillo) if you want that. There is another campground just west of Amarillo on I-40. For interesting camping, Palo Duro Canyon is south and east of Amarillo about 25 miles. North and east of Amarillo is Lake Meredith (pond now) that has camping. Several campgrounds in the area.
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  3. FotoTEX

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    Palo Duro State Park is a great place to stay. Scenic, isolated and nice camping.
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  4. ADV_Grizzlee

    ADV_Grizzlee Adventurer

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    I forgot to mention Looking at primitive camping/tent/or hammock. Late April Early May
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  5. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    Try Palo Duro or Caprock Canyons State parks. Both offer good facilities and some nice scenery.
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  6. BlueBiscuit

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    If you're looking for a place to just crash for free, north of Amarillo in Dumas, TX there is free camping at Texhoma park. Grass for your tent and pit toilets. I stayed there last summer and it was fine. Several RVs there, but quiet enough for a good nights sleep.

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  7. Valker

    Valker Been here awhile

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    My city of Pampa (27 miles north of I-40) has free overnight camping also.
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  8. bigdave-gs

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    +100 ! ! ! :d Just don't go in mid summer.........it's an oven. It's the best in my opinion in the spring.
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  9. ADV_Grizzlee

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    Thanks All for your suggestions
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  10. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    Bring extra tent stakes and find some BFRs to put inside your tent overnite....It is WINDY there:D
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  11. danman

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    Stayed in Caprock Canyon, a little isolated and not many services nearby, but I liked it. I was the only camper in my area in early summer, mid week. It will be HOT if you go much later than spring. Palo Duro is also great for that part of the country.

    If you can push it on down the road a little further into New Mexico, the camping and temperatures get better....
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  12. reddirtjoe

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    Amarillo is a Cowtown.,........stay someplace UPWIND:eek1
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