Caprock Canyons State Park

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

Visitors to Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway, in the Texas Panhandle, leave with a better sense of Texas’ rich natural and cultural heritage than when they arrived.

It’s one of the unique Texas treasures that everyone should see.

Deanna Oberheu (O-bur-hew), former park manager, said that in recent years, the park added an overlook for viewing the state’s official bison herd and a new visitor’s center. The installation of interpretive exhibits this past November further enhances the visitor experience.

Really, this is the most important part of the process—is getting the exhibits installed. It’ll showcase to people what they might see if they get out in the park, and teach them a little bit about the geology, the plants, the animals and the past people of Caprock Canyons.

The relationship between Native Americans and bison is a recurring theme in the exhibit.

The thread of Caprock Canyons is that people have been there and occupied the site at since, at least, ten thousand years ago. So, out exhibits focus a lot on how the native people used plants, and how they used the bison, and really just how they interacted with the landscape.

Find more information about Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway at passporttotexas.org.

That’s our show…For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

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