Caprock Canyons State Park & Visitor Center

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The first time I saw Caprock Canyons State Park I did so from overhead, viewing the…then…14-thousand acre site from inside the cabin of a twin engine plane operated by Parks and Wildlife. The year was 1985; I was a fledgling producer working in public radio, and I was awe-struck.

More than twenty years later, Caprock Canyons SP still inspires awe, and offers even more outdoor opportunities with the addition in 1992 of a 64-mile trailway…bringing the park’s size to nearly 15-thousand acres.

Deanna Oberheu, park superintendent, says on October 20th the park will celebrate its 25th anniversary and the grand opening of a one million dollar visitor’s center.

The new visitor’s center is a brand new facility; it’s over four-thousand square feet. It will have a lot of exhibit space for us to be able to tell the story about Caprock Canyons.

Exhibits won’t be in until spring, but once they are…

The exhibits are going to have to do with the Caprock Canyons Trailway, which visitors don’t get to see a lot of, the Texas State Bison herd, which is housed here at Caprock Canyons SP, and other interesting things about the people and the geology about the canyons.

Visitors may also access a platform adjacent to the new center, overlooking the Texas State Bison Herd pasture.

Find links to information about the celebration and grand opening at That’s our show for today… For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

October 20, 2007 — Caprock Canyons SP & Trailway — Visitor’s Center Grand Opening — The opening will be held in conjunction with the park’s 25th anniversary celebration. Other special events will occur throughout the day and park entrance fees will be waived. Call for more information (806) 455-1492.

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