Permits & Reservations

Reservations can be made for camping and use of the horse corral campsites. Wilderness use permits are required for all overnight backpacking in the park and free permits are required for riding horses on park trails. Special Use Permits are required for short-term activities that take place in the park area which provide a benefit to an individual, group or organization, rather than the public at large.

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Special Park Use Permits

A special use permit is required for activities that benefit an individual, group, or organization rather than the public at large.

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Wilderness Use Permits

A Wilderness Use Permit must be obtained before backpacking overnight.

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Horseback Riding

Learn more about opportunities for camping and trail riding with stock in the park.

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Bringing Horses and Stock

Overnight camping is authorized for permitted horse users at two locations in the park.

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Developed Campgrounds

Learn about primitive tent and RV camping at the Pine Springs and Dog Canyon campgrounds.


Direct Reservation Links

Pine Springs Campground

Dog Canyon Campground
Small campground in remote north district (two hour drive from Pine Springs)

Last updated: December 2, 2022

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400 Pine Canyon
Salt Flat, TX 79847


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