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Trail leading down a hill with view to horizenCopper Breaks State Park features rugged, scenic beauty with mixed grass/mesquite-covered mesas and juniper breaks. North Texas wildlife abounds at the park.

Roadrunners, great blue herons, many species of ducks, meadowlarks, quail, doves, cardinals, owls, flickers, bluebirds, kites, hawks and mockingbirds are just a few of the many species of birds seen in the park.

The best time to look for mammals is early morning and late evening. Species here include mule deer, rabbits, raccoons, armadillos, opossums, bobcats, porcupines and coyotes. You’ll see numerous frogs, turtles and lizards, as well as an occasional Texas horned lizard (or “horny toad”).

TPWD stocks Lake Copper Breaks with rainbow trout and/or channel catfish each winter.

Wildlife and bird checklists are available at park headquarters.