Copper Breaks State Park
Things to Do
Activities include camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, mountain biking, swimming, wildlife viewing, backpacking, kite flying, summer educational/interpretive programs, astronomy, and natural and historical exhibits. A portion of the official Texas longhorn herd is maintained at the park.
The equestrian can enjoy a 3.5-mile, round-trip trail over flat and rough terrain. There is a large parking area and a water tank for horses. The camping area has six camping sites and a 10-foot tying rail. Water faucets and restrooms are nearby. This area can also be used by a group. Visitors must provide their own horses.
The park rents paddle boats.
The park offers a variety of educational opportunities. Check the calendar for upcoming events or contact the park for special tours.
Nearby attractions include the Hardeman County Historical Museum in Quanah and the Firehall Museum in Crowell, which maintain displays and exhibits of artifacts and other historical items of early Texas. On State Highway 6, between Quanah and the park, one can observe prominent hills to the east that make up Medicine Mound, a ceremonial and religious site of the Comanches. The mounds are located on private property, and trespassing is prohibited. Completed in 1967, Greenbelt Reservoir is a 1,900-acre impoundment located five miles north of Clarendon on State Highway 70. Travelers leaving Copper Breaks are only a few hours' drive from three other state parks - Caprock Canyons State Park, Palo Duro Canyon State Park and Lake Arrowhead State Park.