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Thu July 25, 2013
Palo Duro Canyon State Park: Numbers Up, Improvements Underway
Revenue and visitors are increasing at Palo Duro Canyon State Park according to the Amarillo Globe-News. Total park revenue increased to $4 million. Here are the percentage increases:
- Total park revenue- 13%
- Activity fees and concessions- 11%
- Entrance fees- 8.3%
- Facility fees- 17.1%
- Three bridges will be constructed by the Texas Department of Transportation, beginning this fall. (Water crossings can be closed during and after rains.)
- The Juniper Multi-se Area was recently paved, utilities will be installed this fall, campsites and a group pavilion will be added next spring.
- A study is being conducted to plan the best way to develop new park properties. A focus group and public input is part of that process.
- Pre-bidding is completed for the Canoncita Ranch renovation.
- Comanche Trail will be restored, running from the Mack Dick Group Pavilion to Water Crossing Six, along the base of Fortress Cliffs.
- Guided driving tours have been added. Reservations are required.
Palo Duro Canyon is more than hiking and camping. A complete listing of park activities can be found here.