Update: 9:30 a.m.

According to a social media post from the National Weather service, a Flood Watch is in effect for Palo Duro Canyon starting Saturday evening and going through Sunday evening.

Officials stated that heavy rain & excessive runoff from heavy rainfall in PDC complex terrain may cause impacts such as low water crossing being flooded & other impacts in PDC’s complex terrain

Update August 20: 9 a.m.

According to a social media post on Friday, trails at Palo Duro Canyon State Park have reopened after they were closed Thursday due to the recent rainfall.

Officials stated that there still may be soft spots. People are advised to be cautious and use their best judgement to keep the trails in good condition

Officials stated that Park Road 5 to the Mesquite Campground is still closed.


CANYON, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Officials with Palo Duro Canyon State Park announced Thursday that all trails are closed Thursday.

In a post on its Facebook page, trails at the state park are closed because of recent rains, and with rain in the forecast for the rest of the week. Officials said that all roads in the park are still open.

Officials also said in the post that because of the recent rains, the burn ban is lifted in the state park, stressing that “S’mores around the campfires are welcomed.”

For more information about the state park, visit its website.