Merus Adventure™ Park is located 35 min South-East of Downtown Amarillo in the Texas Panhandle located in Palo Duro Canyon, the 2nd largest Canyon in North America.
ADDRESS: 4510 County Road 9 Claude, TX 79019
DIRECTIONS: Where FM 1258 intersects with CR 9, stay south on CR 9 you’ll pass the Figure 3 Ranch with the “Cowboy Morning” sign and you’ll go ALL THE WAY down that road. There is a Hay shed at the end of Co Rd 9 (about a mile down) with double swinging metal gates, that is where the park entrance is.
Members have full access to the park 24/7, 365 days a year. However you can visit the park in a variety of different ways, just click “Book Now” to see upcoming events and options!
If a guest purchases a membership within 14 days of visiting the park, 100% of the park entry fees are credited toward the membership expense. Camping fees are not included in the credit.
Members can access the park 7 days a week. The gate is open for member entrance during office hours. If you would like to access the park outside of gate hours, please call or text the park phone to arrange entrance.
Gate Hours vary depending on what we have scheduled in the park. Please visit our “Book Your Trip” page to schedule your visit.
Our Office is open Monday – Friday 9 am – 6 pm.
Vehicle requirements to access off-roading and Overlanding areas and trails:
Check our Off-road Page for more details
All Overlandering vehicles must be equipped with a GMRS / FRMS radio and fire extinguisher. NO EXCEPTIONS!
We also strongly suggest that you are equipped with recovery gear.
You can rent a radio for $7 day, or buy a fire extinguisher for $25 through our park office.
Everyone who visits the park must sign our liability waiver, and agree to follow park rules.
When you complete a booking, you will receive a link to sign your waiver and to share with anyone else in your party. If you have completed a booking and do not have your confirmation email, you can sign a waiver by Clicking Here.
All minors traveling with you need to have a waiver completed with an adult signature.
All Guests in a vehicle must complete the waiver.
MERUS Adventure™ Park Members , you are required to fill our a waiver only 1x per year for you and your immediate family. To sign your member waiver click here.
Upon entering the Park, please scan the QR code that is mounted on a stand as you drive into the Park Gate and complete the requested info. Upon leaving, please scan the QR Code and complete the requested info.
We currently offer primitive camping under the West Texas stars. You can chose from:
Your 4 legged friends are welcome to the park. We just ask that you protect your pet and park wildlife by observing these regulations:
Yes. No fires are allowed. Only propane cooktops are approved. We are actively working with local officials and will announce any changes as they happen.
****There is a BURN BAN FINE of $500/fire for any live fire at MERUS*****
Yes and no. We allow late check-ins to our RV & two-wheel drive accessible campsites. If you have booked a 4×4 accessible campsite (in the off-road Park) you must wait until the office opens to check-in to those campsites. We have an overnight camping area for those arriving after hours to wait until morning to check-in, free of charge.
No, we do not sell individual day passes. Every Saturday we have guided off-road tours of all levels (Green, Blue, & Black) you can sign up for to wheel as an individual rig. Check out the tours here!
Merus is open 24/7 to Merus Adventure Club members. Public access is restricted to Thursday – Sunday 8:30a – 6:00p.
You will need a four wheel drive vehicle. Each vehicle must include a fire extinguisher and a GMRS radio. Radios and extinguishers are available for rental & purchase (respectively) at the Merus office.
Trails close STRICTLY at 9:00pm. Anyone caught wheeling on the trails after will be in violation of park rules and will be asked to leave.
Not yet, Merus Adventure is a primitive facility with no access to running water. You must PACK IN & PACK OUT all materials. There are porta-potties at the main entrance and Rec Center. We are currently building washrooms and will update the website once they are complete and ready for use.
We are 35 miles Southeast of Amarillo, Texas and 15 miles southwest from Claude, TX in the Texas Panhandle. \
Our address is: 4510 Co Rd 9, Claude, TX 79019. [insert directions link]
If you would like to camp for more than one consecutive night in the park, all you need to do is to complete the camp site reservation booking for the date you will be arriving. Inside that reservation there is an “add-on” for additional nights.
At this time we are assigning camp spots based on a multitude of variables. Once you make your reservation, the booking software will ask you a couple of questions including a description of your vehicle. This will help us assign a spot based off your preference and limitations. When you check in we will have your camp spot assigned and point you in the right direction!
Available public dates are set to assure that we have ample staff to accommodate park usage during peak times.
If you are planning a trip that does not fit into our available dates, please call the park at 806-221-2160, and we will do our best to accommodate your trip
Click Below for Directions to the Park