The Bison of Caprock Canyons State Park

Hello and thanks for coming to my blog! I’ve been touring around the south and midwest with my two pups, Piper and Asia. We started in the panhandle of Florida and now we’ve made it to the panhandle of Texas. If you’ve been to cities in Texas and didn’t know Texas could look like this…

…then I was right there with you until this camping adventure. This isn’t Austin. This isn’t Dallas. This is basically desert! And from all the camping I’ve done this year (photos and recaps are on my Camping Stories page), Caprock Canyons State Park has become my favorite already, and it might be the best in the country! Yesterday I posted pictures of the canyons so today, just like the road in the pic below, belongs to the bison.

My story with the bison begins with my arrival to the park. The ranger at the station where I checked in warned me about the bison. She basically said they wander around the park freely and that “they’ll see my dogs as predators and they’ll remove them.”

OK, so watch out for the bison, got it. My heart rate is pretty high as I drive to my campsite, herds of bison way off in the distance. I’m excited to get my camera out and, with a zoom lens of course, get some photos of the big beasts.

My first full day started with walking the dogs. Eating breakfast. Marveling at the sun lighting up the canyons. Then I had the chance to take pics of the bison. Here are a few of my favorites from my time at the park.


This is the second post in a series of photo collections from the park so check back soon for the cutest animals at the park – prairie dogs! I’ll be posting these tomorrow at 1pm central.

Thanks for dropping in!

-Out of the Wilderness


Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 13-year-old beagle and an 11-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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