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Old 02-02-2014, 03:01 PM   #1
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Advice on tent camping around Amarillo TX

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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Old 02-02-2014, 03:48 PM   #2
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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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Old 02-03-2014, 09:20 AM   #3
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Palo Duro State Park is a great place to stay. Scenic, isolated and nice camping.
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:25 AM   #4
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I forgot to mention Looking at primitive camping/tent/or hammock. Late April Early May
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:58 AM   #5
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I forgot to mention Looking at primitive camping/tent/or hammock. Late April Early May
Try Palo Duro or Caprock Canyons State parks. Both offer good facilities and some nice scenery.
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:31 AM   #6
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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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Old 02-03-2014, 10:54 AM   #7
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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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My city of Pampa (27 miles north of I-40) has free overnight camping also.
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:26 PM   #8
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Palo Duro State Park is a great place to stay. Scenic, isolated and nice camping.
+100 ! ! ! 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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Old 02-04-2014, 02:53 PM   #9
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Thanks All for your suggestions
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:26 AM   #10
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Bring extra tent stakes and find some BFRs to put inside your tent overnite....It is WINDY there
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:38 AM   #11
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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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Old 02-06-2014, 07:23 PM   #12
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Amarillo is a Cowtown.,........stay someplace UPWIND
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