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Bison Celebration September 17, 2011

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

This is Passport to Texas

Caprock Canyon SP has much to offer visitors. Some folks have even called it the hidden gem of the state park system. Park Superintendent Donald Beard can support that claim.

29— We have beautiful canyon country. We have thousand foot elevation drops. Twenty-eight miles of biking, hiking, and equestrian trails inside the park. Plus, we have our Trailway, which is an abandoned railroad line, which runs from Estelline to South Plains–65 miles long. It has Clarity tunnel, which is home to 250-thousand to half a million Brazilian free-tail bats that emerge nightly. We just have so much to offer here…it’s an amazing place. You can come here and spend all kinds of time and never see it all.

The park also has the official state bison herd. And on Saturday September 17, everyone can celebrate the completion of the first phase of a park’s restoration project, which triples the room these animals have to roam.

24—We’re going to start out the day with an official ribbon cutting to celebrate the fact that we are completing phase one. And then that will kick off our day’s activities. We’re going to have food vendors, we’ll have a lot of living history type exhibitors, with buffalo hunter camps. Native American camps… Pioneer days type stuff. It’s just going to be an all day fun thing. Everybody’s invited to come on out.

Find details about the September 17 Bison Celebration at Caprock Canyon SP at

For Texas Parks and Wildlife I’m Cecilia Nasti.