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Posted On 10/31/2019 16:49:16
Trip Date 10/26/2019
Camping | Texas | Quitaque | Big C RV Park | Texas RV Parks | RV Camping near Caprock Canyons State Park | Texas Panhandle RV Parks
Living in the state for as long as we have, we know how hard it can be to find available campsites at popular Texas
State Parks on short notice. As we expected, our decision to spend four nights camping at Caprock
Canyons in late October came about too late to reserve an RV site with utilities. An online search for RV camping
near Caprock Canyons State Park helped us to find Big C RV Park.
If your RVing plans include a desire visit to Caprock Canyons State Park in Quitaque, Texas, this post is for you.
Although not highly advertised, it is a short and easy drive from this Texas Panhandle RV Park to the state park.
If you find that the state park is fully booked for the dates of your planned stay, or you just prefer to stay closer to
"town", this Texas RV Park is definitely one to consider.
Campground Amenities at Big C RV Park
Located in the southern Texas panhandle, Big C RV Park is a small, no frills
park. With spaces for 10 RVs, the park sits just three miles from the entrance to Caprock Canyons State Park.
Big C RV Park
While the park does not have a restroom nor a bathhouse, the owner did recently purchase a washer and dryer at the
urging of some longer term guests. (There's no laundromat within the city limits, so washing clothes required campers
to drive to a nearby town.) The machines are now housed in a small on-site building. As neither machine is coin
operated, the owner's request is that guests "pay what they think they're worth"!
"Laundry Room" at Big C RV Park
Other than the small laundromat and a dumpster, the park has no amenities. The RV park was clean when we arrived,
and the owner of the park could not have been nicer.
The total cost for our four night stay was $80.00 including any fees and taxes. It is recommended that you call in
advance to check for availability.
Campsite Amenities at Big C RV Park
The only way to contact Big C RV Park is via phone (806-455-1221 or mobile 806-269-1220). While we did call
in advance to request a reservation, after visiting in person with the park's owner, we do believe that the park operates
on a first-come, first-serve basis. Upon arrival, you are free to set-up in your preferred unoccupied site.
Once you are set-up, just call one of the phone numbers (easily found on the sign near the entrance) to let the park
owner know that you are set-up. The two of you will agree on a time when he can stop by to collect for your stay.
Parking for one night comes at a price of $20.00 (cash only). For long term stays, campers receive an excellent discount
- the monthly rate is only $300.00. All sites have 30- and 50-amp electric as well as on-site water and sewer.
Utility Hook-ups at "Big C"
All sites within the park are level with easy-in and easy-out pull-through parking. (In order for adjacent sites to share
utility service connection points, sites alternate directions. For ease of parking, entry to the park is available from two
We chose the fourth site from Ranch Road 1065 (sites are not numbered), and our set-up was quick. The dirt
parking pad and surrounding grass area were clean and litter free. Other than utilities, individual sites have no amenities
(no tables or grills ... nor any trees)!
Entrance side of "RV There Yet?"
Driver's Side of our RV at Big C RV Park
We had a good selection of broadcast television channels during our stay at the park. Possibly for the first time ever, my
phone and data service with T-Mobile was more reliable than Scott's Verizon service. I actually had very good service
throughout our stay. Scott's service through Verizon was intermittent, at best.
Favorite Campsites at Big C RV Park
Through a visit with the owner, we learned that the RV park does fill up at times. Upon our arrival, four of the ten sites
were occupied. Once we were set up, and for the duration of our stay, the park was at 50% occupancy. It appeared
that the owners of three of the RVs were not staying at the park as we never saw any people, tow vehicles or movement
at the sites.
All sites at the park are comparable and all will accommodate large rigs. We were happy with our site, and should we
return, we would again select a site in the middle of the park. Our goal would be to avoid the sites at either end in
hopes of being further from the main roads.
"Camping" at Big C RV Park
With an estimated population of around 400, the town of Quitaque is quite small. The "downtown" area is a very
easy walk from Big C RV Park. You'll find a local grocery store, gas station, bank and farm / ranch store which seemed
to be open each of the several times that we found ourselves in town.
Welcome to Quitaque, Texas!
Our success at finding open retail stores or restaurants was much more limited. While Karol's Kountry Korner
appeared to be open every time that we walked past, we never found any of the other retailers open. (Hours on some
stores were advertised as Thursday or Friday through Sunday only.) Although the hours were limited, we did find two
restaurants which were open at various times during the days we were in town.
Caprock Canyons State Park
Stop back in the coming weeks to read about (and see photos) from our visit to Caprock Canyons State Park. "12
Things to do in 1 Day at Caprock Canyons State Park" will be a great resource for anyone planning a visit to the park
for one or more days. You'll find some great hikes to consider, not be missed scenic views and of course, hints on where
you might see the animals for which the park is so well known.
Favorite State Parks
Living in Texas, we are definitely partial to Texas State Parks. Our fondness for parks in our state is based on the great
hiking and camping experiences that we've had up to this point. We are the first to admit, though, that we have less
experience with state parks across the other 49 states. What are your favorite state parks and why do you favor them
over others that you have visited?
Created On 10/30/2019 11:10:53
Updated On 10/31/2019 21:34:26
Scheduled On 10/30/2019 12:49:16
Posted On 10/31/2019 16:49:16
Last Editor Stacy
Location Big C RV Park, Quitaque, TX