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Media Contact: Lee’Ann Pigg (806) 455-1492, ext. 227 or Donald Beard (806) 455-1492, ext. 228, or Donald.beard@tpwd.texas.gov

July 17, 2014

Visitors Can Tour Caprock Canyons State Park on New Shuttle

QUITAQUE — Caprock Canyons State Park has a new tourism shuttle, the Doodlebug. Named for the passenger train that in the 1930s transported its riders to various destinations along the Fort Worth and Denver South Plains Railroad, the Caprock Canyons Doodlebug will shuttle visitors on scheduled tours following the same route along the 64-mile Caprock Canyons Trailway and on state park roads as well.

Known in its heyday as the “Burlington Doodlebug,” the train consisted of an engine and passenger coach. Local residents would travel from town to town by “flagging” it down and having the conductor drop them off at their desired destination.

Caprock Canyons State Park’s Doodlebug is an open-air, electric vehicle with a 14-passenger capacity that can travel up to 60 miles on a single charge. Visitors riding in the shuttle will be provided a unique opportunity to discover the Caprock Canyonlands from the comforts of a vehicle to enhance their outdoor experience. Various Doodlebug sightseeing adventures include “Bat Tours” that offer a guided tour down the Caprock Canyons Trailway, where visitors can witness the emergence flight of a half million Mexican free-tailed bats and enjoy spectacular views of the rugged breaks of the Llano Estacado.

For more information on the Doodlebug or to schedule a “Bat Tour,” please call Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway at (806) 455-1492.

Photo Editors: Images associated with this news release are available on the TPWD Web site (http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/news_images/).

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