Copper Breaks State Park

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Copper Breaks State Park

  • Copper Breaks Overlook
    See this land as early visitors did - undeveloped and grand.
  • Copper Breaks Milky Way Campsite Panorama
    Marvel at a myriad of stars from your campsite.
  • Campground at Copper Breaks
    Choose from a variety of campsite types for your overnight adventure.
  • Shore of Lake Copper Breaks
    Enjoy a picnic by the lake.
  • Purple Flower at Copper Breaks
    Explore nature along our trails.
  • Buffalo Exhibit at Copper Breaks
    The park's museum offers information about bison and other early inhabitants of this area.

Comanche Country

Early Americans, including the Comanche, camped in this part of North Texas for thousands of years, replenishing body and soul. You can do the same today at Copper Breaks State Park.

Things to Do

The rugged terrain, quiet water bodies, and dark night skies provide lots to do and see in the park.

Sunrises and sunsets are spectacular here. Reserve a front-row seat in one of the Big Pond equestrian campsites (open to all campers). Or hike the Juniper Ridge and Rocky Ledges Loop trails for higher vantage points.

Members of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd live in the park; look for them in the south pasture near the park entrance.

Reserve our group hall, pavilion or a group camp for your next gathering.

Hiking and biking

Most trails in the park are open to hiking and mountain biking. Take a virtual tour on our interactive trails map.

The Juniper Ridge Nature Trail (hiking only) is a short, challenging hike to great views of the red rock landscape. If you are seeking a thrill on wheels, explore MTB Loop and Chris’ Link on mountain bike.

Fishing and swimming

Try your luck fishing Lake Copper Breaks or Big Pond. We have a fishing pier and fish cleaning station on the lake. You do not need a license to fish here. We loan fishing gear for use in the park.

The lake has a designated swimming area, but no lifeguards.

Read through our water safety tips before your visit.


Choose from a variety of campsites: drive-up sites with amenities and hike-in primitive sites. We also have two group camping areas.


The International Dark Sky Association has designated Copper Breaks as an International Dark Sky Park. Learn more on our Stargazing page.

We offer monthly star parties April through November, as well as other night sky programs throughout the year. Check our Events page for the schedule.

Horseback riding

Explore rugged canyons and grass-covered mesas on the 3.8-mile Equestrian Trail. We have equestrian campsites, a parking area, and a large tank for horses.

You must provide your own horse and proof of negative Coggins test at check-in.

Paddling and boating

Bring your kayak, canoe or small fishing boat. Lake Copper Breaks has a small boat ramp. The 60-acre lake is a no-wake zone; jet skis are not allowed.

Get involved!

Ask at headquarters how you can help. Or you can:

Ranger Programs

We offer programs throughout the year; check our Events page for the schedule. Contact the park to schedule a program for your group.

Learn more about this area at the museum at headquarters, on our History page, or by downloading our Interpretive Guide | PDF.

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Area Attractions

Four prominent hills about 10 miles east of the park near Highway 6 make up Medicine Mounds, a ceremonial and religious site of the Comanches. The mounds are on private property and trespassing is prohibited. Please observe from the highway or the nearby town of Medicine Mound.

The Hardeman County Historical Museum in Quanah and the Firehall Museum in Crowell display early Texas artifacts.

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777 Park Road 62
Quanah, TX 79252-7679

Latitude: 34.112176

Longitude: -99.743296

(940) 839-4331

Entrance Fees
  • 13 years and older: $3 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under : Free

Open daily,
7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

We often reach capacity and highly recommend reservations for both camping and day use. To guarantee entry, 
reserve passes online or by calling the customer service center before you visit.

Busy Season

Spring and summer


January average low is 24 degrees. July average high is 97 degrees. Average rainfall is 23.4 inches.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

1,568 feet