Caprock Canyons State Park — Texas State Bison Herd

Caprock Canyons State Park — home of the Texas State Bison Herd, the last surviving descendants of the original, genetically distinct Southern bison who were wiped out in the 1870s.

These bison, currently kept down in the canyon country of the Park, will be the forebears of the second herd to be established on the new, landscape-scale Southern Great Plains Conservation & Recreation Area up on top the Llano Estacado shortgrass prairie region, to ensure long-term survival and a protected place for all Southern Plains wildlife in the Texas Panhandle.

The Texas State Bison Herd at Caprock Canyons State Park by Donald Beard, TPWD Park Superintendent presents to the Fort Worth chapter of Native Prairies Association of Texas. (June 2021)