MERUS Adventure™ Park


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:

  • Full size vehicles only.
  • No motorcycles, ATVs or Side-by-Sides.
  • All vehicles must have current liability insurance.
  • All vehicles must carry a functional fire extinguisher.
  • All vehicles must have an FRS or GMRS radio. Hand-helds are fine.


Vehicle Requirements:

  1. 42″ Tire Limit Size
  2. Must have firewall
  3. Must have muffled exhaust, no straight pipe or open headers.
  4. Custom builds must have a firewall.


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:

  • Primitive Tent Sites
  • Overlanding Sites
  • Boondocking RV Sites

Your 4 legged friends are welcome to the park. We just ask that you protect your pet and park wildlife by observing these regulations:

  • Dogs must have identification tags on them at all times.
  • Dogs must be physically controlled at all times: they must be in a car, in a crate, or on a leash.
  • Aggressive behavior towards park guests or their pets will not be tolerated. Guests will be required to remove aggressive dogs from the park.
  • Dogs may not be left unattended or tied objects without owners present.
  • Dogs may not be left in a situation where food, water, shade, ventilation, and other basic needs are inadequate.
  • Owners must bag and dispose of their dog’s waste in designated camp areas and other common guest areas like the REC center.

Frequently Asked Booking Questions

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. 

Click here for a quick video on what this looks like.

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!

Click here for a quick video on what this looks like.

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.

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