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Tent & Overland Camping

Get Back to Nature

Primitive Style Camping

MERUS offers some of the best camping in the United States right here in the heart of Texas! 

Our tent and overland campsites are primitive style traditional camping at its best. Get back to nature under the big Texas night sky. These are first come first serve so book your site now.
MERUS Adventure™ offers 42 campsites that are suitable for either tent camping, overlanding, or small off-road trailers.
These sites are dispersed throughout the canyon and offer the choice to enjoy the sites from the rim of the canyon or enjoy the beauty of being down in the canyon itself.
We offer several different sizes of sites to accommodate different size parties. From cozy one person sites to large open group sites, we can accommodate your needs.

Camping Locations

On the Rim or Down in the Canyon?

Rim Camping Sites

Access the Camp Point and East Rise tent & overland sites. These sites are located on the rim of the canyon and offer stunning views of Palo Duro Canyon unlike anything you'll find elsewhere. The sites are fairly close the park entrance and offer cell signal. Enjoy breathtaking sunrises and sunsets from all our canyon rim sites.

Canyon Camping Sites

Access First Camp, Flat Lands, Boots Off, and South Pens tent & overland sites. Drop down into the gorgeous canyon and enjoy the thrill of camping in the beautiful and historical Palo Duro Canyon fully primitive. Get out of the wind and cell coverage to truly turn the worries of the world off and relax in the backcountry of Palo Duro Canyon.


Park Passes

Park passes must be purchased in addition to camping spots.

Important to Know!

Pack-In & Pack-Out

At MERUS, we take the cleanliness of our park extremely seriously as do our members. We ask that you do your part and always pack out what you pack in. Pick up your trash and dispose of it at the dumpsters provided at the park entrance.

There is a strict $250 fine for site cleanup!


These campsites are primitive! This means you must plan to bring everything you will need for your stay. Bathrooms are available at the park entrance. If you use the restroom at camp, all waste must be properly disposed of in safe containers or by burrying it sufficiently deep underground (min. 12").

No Fires!

We are still observing a fire ban at MERUS Adventure™. In the event that the fire ban is lifted, the use of naturally burning fire sources (wood, charcoal, etc.) is still strictly prohibited at the park. There is a $500 per instance for breaking fire ban protocols and you will be reported to the local county Sheriff's Office.

Park Camping and Off Road/ Overlanding Maps