Day 8-9: Oklahoma to Texas


  • Texas state official tourism site (about the state, plus things to do, etc.)
  • Palo Duro canyon state park – has campsites (Developed Primitive Areas – There are two camping areas that have been designated “primitive”. (Cactus and Fortress Cliff) The areas have designated camping sites. Each has a table, a shade shelter, fire-ring and water available in the area. They have no restroom or shower facilities. You may drive (1/2 to 2 miles) to an adjacent camp loop for restroom/shower facilities. A maximum of 8 people are permitted in each site.
    FEE: $ 12.00 per site.) For more about the canyon, read this article.
  • Oklahoma route 66 association website for more info on locations along route in Oklahoma
  • Texas route 66 association – website that also contains a guide of their section of the route



Camp at the canyon (need to make reservations), and in the evening, there is this “outdoor musical” performance in a huge theatre carved into the rocks, and it dramatizes the history of the area and they have a “Texas steak dinner” right before, and it can be kind of a nice thing to do… definitely a bit kitsch-y, but probably really “Texan” in that sense…

WIFI ACCESS ON THE ROAD IN TEXAS: Wireless Internet service is now available at all Texas Safety Rest Areas and Travel Information Centers. To obtain free travel information and access to the Internet, all you need is a wireless-enabled computer within the Safety Rest Area or Travel Information Center designated “hot spots.” Visit here for more info.

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