This is our first stay at Copper Breaks State Park and we have truly enjoyed our visit.The park has twenty-five RV sites and most will accommodate 40 foot motorhomes. Each site has 50amp electricity and water. The central dump station is in the RV loop. Howard states “power quality is excellent”. Price per night $20.00.
We arrived on Friday and will leave in the morning. We discussed staying another day, but eminent weather is forcing us to move on; rains are predicted for this area this coming week.
It is a beautiful state park with lots of hiking trails, in fact we felt we got a chance to do some “on the ground rock climbing”. We loved the rock climbing! The park has rugged, deep, colorful canyons that offer explorers some fun.
I was disappointed in the lack of wildlife we have seen here; perhaps it is the time of year. We spotted a few birds, but not much of anything else. Everyday, we have heard flocks of Sandhill Cranes passing over even late at night;. They must be heading south and we will see them in Florida! We also have been serenaded by coyotes every evening. There are bat houses everywhere and we have seen a few. I had a Praying Mantis land on my ear, which i really did not like.
This is a beautiful, quiet and rural part of America and we have loved spending time here!
Information taken from Texas State Historical Association:
Copper Breaks State Park, on the Pease River and State Highway 6 twelve miles south of Quanah in Hardeman County, was established in 1970. From its original 1,889 acres, this scenic area has been expanded to nearly 1,933 acres featuring rugged canyons and a seventy-acre lake made by an earthen dam.
“Breaks” refers to the fractures and faults that define the limited waterways of the park. Small amounts of copper, insufficient for commercial purposes, can be found in the area clay. Facilities for picnicking, camping, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding are provided. A small historical museum exhibit is available, and a portion of the official Texas longhorn herd is maintained in the park.
Date: Friday, November 1, 2013
Departed: Lake Rita Blanca City Park
Arrived: Quanah, Texas
Traveled: 241 miles
Current location: Copper Breaks State Park
Visited: Three nights (third night tonight)
Site Number: 24
In the morning we head to Lake Ray Roberts State Park