Copper Breaks

State Park - Texas

Copper Breaks State Park is located approximately 12 miles (19 km) south of Quanah in Hardeman County, Texas. It contains two small lakes and 10 miles (16 km) of trails Originally, Copper Breaks was part of the land held by the Comanche and Kiowa. Comanche mound sites can be found in Hardeman County, but not in the park itself.

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Trails Map of Copper Breaks State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Copper Breaks - Trails Map

Trails Map of Copper Breaks State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Campground Map of Copper Breaks State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Trails Map of Copper Breaks State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Interpretive Guide of Copper Breaks State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Copper Breaks SP https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/copper-breaks https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copper_Breaks_State_Park Copper Breaks State Park is located approximately 12 miles (19 km) south of Quanah in Hardeman County, Texas. It contains two small lakes and 10 miles (16 km) of trails Originally, Copper Breaks was part of the land held by the Comanche and Kiowa. Comanche mound sites can be found in Hardeman County, but not in the park itself.
For assistance using this map, contact the park. Copper Breaks State Park TexasStateParks.org/App #TxStateParks TexasStateParks.org/SocialMedia #BetterOutside LEGEND PLEASE NOTE Headquarters • COPPER BREAKS IS DESIGNATED A DARK SKY PARK. KEEP ALL CAMP LIGHTS TO A MINIMUM TO CONSERVE NIGHT SKY VIEWING FOR ALL VISITORS. le i 3m State Park Store p loo Texas State Parks Store 1. • Check OUT time is 12 p.m. or renew permit by 9 a.m. (pending site availability). Check IN time is 2 p.m. 5 i m • NUMBERED campsites are for overnight camping only. Maximum of eight people per campsite. • Park gate closes at 10 p.m., except to overnight campers. Day use visitors must leave the park by 10 p.m. Quiet time is from 10 p.m. through 6 a.m. Eq Dark Sky Viewing Area • Only one unit per site is permitted to hook up to utilities. Campsite must be kept clean; all trash must be picked up before leaving. Dumpsters are conveniently located on all camping loops. 48 47 46 – 1 mi Chris’ Lin k Interpretive Center 49 50 N 45 44 Big Pond 43 42 Equestrian 37 Camping Area 41 38 39 40 1.1 mile loop 36 34 2 3 30 27 Interpretive Trail Biking Trail Group Picnic Area 31 Group Picnic Pavilion 29 28 Kiowa Camping Area 2 Cottonwood 4 Picnic Area 6 8 9 Juniper Ridge 10 Nature Trail Cottonwood 11 0.5 mile Group Campground 12 13 Lake Copper Breaks MTB Trail Head Swimming Area Longhorns from State Longhorn Herd Boat Ramp Fishing Pier 6 TEXAS 3 mi River Ru n Trail Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Fish Cleaning Playground Star Viewing Area s Loop dge R o c ky Le Bull Canyon Camping Area TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. © 2021 TPWD PWD MP P4506-097A (2/21) Hiking Trail Picnic Area 35 33 i 1 3 5 7 Lecture/Meeting Room Horse Trail 1.5 m 2.1 mile loop Dump Station Big Pond Group Campground To Crowell • Campfires are NOT permitted at primitive campsites. Equestrian Campsites 26 L Water and Electric Sites nd 14 16 18 15 20 179 22 1 24 21 23 25 • Campfires are permitted only in fire rings provided at each site. No ground fires are permitted. Po Comanche Camping Area p oo • GATHERING OF FIREWOOD IS PROHIBITED. Firewood is available at headquarters (pending availability). Homes tea de r Water Only Sites Group Camp Overflow Camp Area • Children MUST be supervised by an adult who can swim. FIRES Big Group Picnic Area & Pavilion • Swim at your own risk. NO lifeguard on duty. • Stop the spread of invasive species. CLEAN, DRAIN and DRY your boat. ail Tr Primitive Campsites To Quanah • GRAY WATER AND BLACK WATER MUST BE DISCHARGED ONLY AT DUMP STATIONS. an tri s ue • An excess parking fee is required at campsites with more than two vehicles (including trailers). • Valid permit required on windshield of each vehicle in park. All vehicles must remain on pavement. DO NOT PARK ON THE GRASS. Showers T-shirts, caps and one-of-a-kind gift items are available at the headquarters building. • PUBLIC CONSUMPTION OR DISPLAY OF ANY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE IS PROHIBITED. • Pets must be kept on leash no longer than six feet. Please pick up after them. Pets are not permitted in any building. Restrooms Parking Residence 777 Park Road 62 Quanah, TX 79252-7679 (940) 839-4331 Pease River PARK RESERVATIONS TexasStateParks.org ParquesDeTexas.org (512) 389-8900 Proud Sponsor of Texas State Parks
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INTERPRETIVE GUIDE COPPER BREAKS STATE PARK IS RELATIVELY UNKNOWN AND OFF-THE-BEATEN-PATH, BUT IT IS AN INVALUABLE NATURAL GEOLOGIC TIME CAPSULE. THE PARK TAKES ITS NAME FROM THE GRAY-GREEN STREAKS OF RAW COPPER THAT BAND ITS MANY RUSTCOLORED MINI-CANYONS AND ARROYOS. AN ANCIENT INLAND SEA HELPED FORM THE AREA INTO A BROKEN BADLANDS OF GULLIES, MESAS AND JUNIPER “BREAKS.” BORDERED BY THE SEASONAL PEASE RIVER, THIS LAND WAS ONCE RICH IN BUFFALO AND OTHER WILDLIFE AND OFFERED PROTECTION AND BOUNTY TO GENERATIONS OF NATIVE AMERICANS—AS EVIDENCED BY 10,000 YEARS OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL REMAINS. NEARBY HIGHWAY 6, ONCE KNOWN AS THE MACKENZIE TRAIL, WAS A MAJOR CATTLE TRAIL AND PIONEER Copper Breaks State Park is between Quanah and Crowell on the Pease River and SH 6. In the late 1940s and through the 1950s and 1960s, the Gosage family owned the land and opened it up to neighbors and the community for recreational use. The small lake and the swimming beach were popular for birthdays and family parties, and trails were open for hiking, horseback riding and other activities. In the 1970s, a local initiative resulted in the creation of the park. The land was purchased under the State Parks Bond Program and was opened to the public in stages by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department between 1972 and 1974. Despite its beauty, the park’s remote location keeps visitor traffic down and helps maintain a sense of seclusion and wilderness. The park offers 10 miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. There are opportunities for camping, bird watching, nature study, swimming (summer), picnicking, or fishing in Lake Copper Breaks and the 13-acre Big Pond. Its remote location offers dark skies for star-gazing. There is a small interpretive center at the park’s headquarters featuring natural and historical exhibits. A portion of the official Texas longhorn herd roams areas of the park, giving visitors a chance to experience this Texas legend. For more information about programs, volunteering or joining the friends group, contact the park or visit our website. Copper Breaks State Park 777 Park Road 62, Quanah, TX 79252 (940) 839-4331 • www.tpwd.texas.gov/copperbreaks/ WAGON ROAD. COMANCHE AND KIOWA, COWBOYS AND SETTLERS ALL TRAVELED AND CAMPED IN THE SAME PLACES THAT VISITORS HIKE AND CAMP TODAY. OO O OO © 2019 TPWD. PWD BR P4506-0097Z (7/19) In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. COPPER BREAKS STATE PARK C O P P E R B R E A K S S T A T E P A R K A PLACE AWAY CAPTURE AND RECAPTURE The geologic history of the park is exposed in the badland topography where the Pease River has carved into the Permian geologic strata. The green and red clays were laid down some 225 million years ago when this area was submerged in a shallow inland sea. Eryops, a 14- to 16-foot amphibious carnivore, was probably the first ruler of the land. The erosional forces of wind and water have determined the landscape of the park, changing level plains into a rough, broken land with eroded slopes and badlands. Most of the park is within the drainage of Devil’s Creek that flows southward toward the Pease River, which merges with the Red River about 45 miles downstream. Copper Breaks is in a semi-arid region of prairie bunch grasses, brush land, and narrow shallow breaks of mesquite, juniper, cottonwood, some scattered native pecan, hackberry, soapberry and a variety of wildflowers. The Comanche were the dominant tribe of the plains and offered fierce resistance to settlers of the West Texas frontier. They found the Pease River to be a favorable place to hunt bison, find shelter and seek medicine from the spirit world. Medicine Mounds, four conspicuous domes about 10 miles east of the park, is one of the places where the Comanche believed spirits dwelled. Most species of mammals in the park are best viewed during the early morning and late evening hours. Mule deer are common, along with sightings of bobcats and the occasional mountain lion. Other wildlife includes white-tailed deer, raccoon, armadillo, coyote, fox, cottontail and jackrabbit. Visitors can see numerous frogs, turtles, snak
COPPER BREAKS SP BIRD CHECKLIST This checklist is a list of common and specialty birds seen in the park. Staf and volunteers have used previous checklists as well as eBird data to compile these lists. This list should not be used as a comprehensive list of birds seen in this park. Please help us protect the natural avian communities by refraining from using playback tapes of bird songs. Thank you for your cooperation. Waterfowl ___ Canada Goose ___ Blue-winged Teal Cranes ___ Sandhill Crane Shorebirds ___ Northern Shoveler ___ Killdeer ___ Gadwall ___ Spotted Sandpiper ___ American Wigeon ___ Greater Yellowlegs ___ Mallard ___ Northern Pintail ___ Green-winged Teal Cormorants ___ Double-crested Cormorant Herons, Ibis, and Allies ___ Canvasback ___ Great Blue Heron ___ Redhead ___ Great Egret ___ Ring-necked Duck ___ Cattle Egret ___ Lesser Scaup ___ Green Heron ___ Bufehead Vultures, Hawks, and Allies ___ Hooded Merganser ___ Turkey Vulture ___ Ruddy Duck ___ Osprey Grouse, Quail, and Allies ___ Mississippi Kite ___ Northern Bobwhite ___ Northern Harrier ___ Wild Turkey ___ Sharp-shinned Hawk Grebes ___ Cooper’s Hawk ___ Pied-billed Grebe ___ Red-shouldered Hawk ___ Eared Grebe ___ Swainson’s Hawk Pigeons and Doves ___ Eurasian Collared-Dove ___ Red-tailed Hawk Owls ___ White-winged Dove ___ Barn Owl ___ Mourning Dove ___ Eastern Screech-Owl Cuckoos ___ Greater Roadrunner ___ Yellow-billed Cuckoo Nightjars ___ Great Horned Owl Kingfshers ___ Belted Kingfsher Woodpeckers ___ Common Nighthawk ___ Yellow-bellied Sapsucker ___ Common Poorwill ___ Golden-fronted Woodpecker ___ Chuck-will’s-widow ___ Red-bellied Woodpecker Swifs ___ Chimney Swif Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ___ American Coot ___ Ladder-backed Woodpecker ___ Northern Flicker Falcons and Caracaras ___ American Kestrel Tyrant Flycatchers: Pewees, Kingbirds, and Allies ___ Eastern Phoebe ___ Ash-throated Flycatcher ___ Western Kingbird ___ Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Shrikes ___ Loggerhead Shrike Jays, Magpies, Crows, and Ravens ___ Blue Jay ___ American Crow ___ Chihuahuan Raven Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice ___ Carolina Chickadee ___ Black-crested Titmouse Martins and Swallows ___ Northern Rough-winged Swallow ___ Tree Swallow ___ Barn Swallow ___ Clif Swallow Kinglets ___ Golden-crowned Kinglet ___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet Treecreepers ___ Brown Creeper Gnatcatchers ___ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Wrens ___ Canyon Wren ___ Marsh Wren ___ Carolina Wren ___ Bewick’s Wren Starlings and Mynas ___ European Starling Catbirds, Mockingbirds, and Thrashers Waxwings ___ Cedar Waxwing Old World Sparrows ___ House Sparrow Finches, Euphonias, and Allies ___ House Finch ___ Pine Siskin ___ American Goldfnch New World Sparrows ___ Cassin’s Sparrow ___ Chipping Sparrow ___ Clay-colored Sparrow ___ Field Sparrow ___ Lark Sparrow ___ Lark Bunting ___ Fox Sparrow ___ Dark-eyed Junco ___ White-crowned Sparrow ___ White-throated Sparrow ___ Vesper Sparrow ___ Savannah Sparrow ___ Song Sparrow ___ Lincoln’s Sparrow ___ Swamp Sparrow ___ Canyon Towhee ___ Rufous-crowned Sparrow ___ Spotted Towhee Blackbirds ___ Western Meadowlark ___ Eastern Meadowlark ___ Bullock’s Oriole ___ Red-winged Blackbird ___ Brown-headed Cowbird ___ Common Grackle ___ Great-tailed Grackle Wood-Warblers ___ Brown Thrasher ___ Orange-crowned Warbler ___ Northern Mockingbird ___ Common Yellowthroat Thrushes ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler ___ Eastern Bluebird Cardinals, Grosbeaks, and Allies ___ Western Bluebird ___ Northern Cardinal ___ Mountain Bluebird ___ Blue Grosbeak ___ Hermit Thrush ___ Painted Bunting ___ American Robin ___ Dickcissel © 2021 TPWD PWD CD P4506-0097X (5/21) TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041.
T E X A S S T A T E P A R K S Copper Breaks S TAT E PA R K PA N H A N D L E P L A I N S Copper Breaks STATE PARK Copper Breaks State Park, located among the copper-rich canyons and vast, rolling plains north of Abilene, combines a fascinating blend of natural and cultural history. In earlier times, Comanche Indians hunted buffalo here and defended the area against pioneers for more than 150 years. The park provides an abundance of wildlife-viewing opportunities. Deer, hawks, coyotes, jackrabbits, raccoons and roadrunners all roam the area, along with various other mammals and birds. A 60-acre lake offers swimming, no-wake boating and fishing. Several miles of scenic trails attract equestrians, bikers and hikers. Camping: Campsites with water only or water and electricity. Also primitive camping, group camp and equestrian campsites. Picnicking: Day-use area with picnic tables and grills. Playgrounds and volleyball court. Group picnic area. Swimming: Designated swimming beach. Boating: Boat ramp. No-wake speed limit enforced. Fishing: Possible catches include largemouth bass, crappie, catfish and sunfish. Fishing also permitted in pond. Trails: Multi-use — beginning mountain bike and equestrian; nature and hiking trails. Interpretive Center: Exhibits about Quanah Parker, the Comanche chieftain, and ranching heritage. Interpretive programs offered on summer evenings. Texas State Parks Store: Gifts, books, supplies, etc. Special Attraction: State longhorn herd. Quanah To Childress 287 6 To Vernon Copper Breaks State Park Located in Hardeman County, 8 miles north of Crowell or 12 miles south of Quanah on SH 6. www.texasstateparks.org Rates and reservations, (512) 389-8900. For information only, (800) 792-1112. Copper Breaks State Park 777 Park Road 62, Quanah, TX 79252 (940) 839-4331 In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. © 2014 TPWD PWD CD P4506-097L (8/14) Printed on recycled paper. Scan with your QR code reader for more info.
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