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The Texas Panhandle is a region of the U.S. state of Texas consisting of the northernmost twenty-six counties in the state. The panhandle is a rectangular area bordered by New Mexico to the west and Oklahoma to the north and east. The Handbook of Texas defines the southern border of Swisher County as the southern boundary of the Texas Panhandle region, though some consider the region to extend as far south as Lubbock County. The Texas Panhandle Press Association accepts members in the actual panhandle and a triangle formed by its southern tier, the southeastern border of New Mexico and a diagonal to the beginning, which includes Lubbock County. Its land area is 25,823.89 sq mi (66,883.58 km2), or nearly 10 percent of the state's total. The Texas Panhandle is slightly larger in size than the US State of West Virginia. There is an additional 62.75 sq mi (162.53 km2) of water area. Its population as of the 2010 census was 427,927 residents, or 1.7 percent of the state's total population. As of the 2010 census, the population density for the region was 16.6 per square mile (6.4/km2). The Panhandle is distinct from North Texas, which is farther southeast. West of the Caprock Escarpment and north and south of the Canadian River breaks, the surface of the Llano Estacado is rather flat. South of the city of Amarillo, the level terrain gives way to Palo Duro Canyon, the second largest canyon in the United States. This colorful canyon was carved by the Prairie Dog Town Fork Red River. North of Amarillo lies Lake Meredith, a reservoir created by Sanford Dam on the Canadian River. The lake, along with the Ogallala Aquifer, provides drinking water and irrigation for this moderately dry area of the high plains. Interstate Highway 40 passes through the panhandle, and also passes through Amarillo. The highway passes through Deaf Smith, Oldham, Potter, Carson, Gray, Donley, and Wheeler Counties. The Texas Panhandle has been identified in the early 21st century as one of the fastest-growing windpower-producing regions in the nation because of its strong, steady winds. Before the rise of Amarillo, the three original towns of the Panhandle were Clarendon in Donley County, Mobeetie in Wheeler County, and Tascosa in Oldham County. Clarendon moved itself after it was overlooked by the Fort Worth and Denver Railroad. Mobeetie was reduced even below its original small size with the closure of the United States Army's Fort Elliott in 1890. Tascosa was ruined by the location of the railroad too far north of the town and the inability to build a feeder line. The Tascosa Pioneer wrote in 1890: "Truly this is a world which has no regard for the established order of things but knocks them sky west and crooked, and lo, the upstart hath the land and its fatness."

RV Rental Texas Panhandle


2017 Palomino Puma
Vehicle Price from
$110 / Night

2017 Palomino Puma

Lubbock, Texas

8 33ft

2013 Forest River Micro Lite
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$150 / Night

2013 Forest River Micro Lite

Wichita Falls, Texas

6 26ft 6in

2016 Palomino Solaire Ultra Lite
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$100 / Night

2016 Palomino Solaire Ultra Lite

Lubbock, Texas

6 29ft

2015 Shasta Flyte
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$110 / Night

2015 Shasta Flyte

Lubbock, Texas

8 35ft

Places to Visit near Texas Panhandle


Conoco Tower Station & U-Drop Inn

The Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Café is located along historic Route 66 in Shamrock. Built in 1936 by J. M. Tindall and R. C. Lewis at the cost of $23,000, this gem of a building got its start in the dust when John Nunn drew his idea for the station on the ground with an old nail. Plans were later given to architect Joseph Berry who set the final wheels in motion. With its Art Deco detailing and two towers, the building was designed and constructed to be three separate structures. The first was the Tower Conoco Station, named for the dominating four-sided obelisk rising from the flat roof and topped by a metal tulip. The second was the U-Drop Inn Café, which got its name from a local schooolboy's winning entry in a naming contest. The third structure was supposed to be a retail store that instead became an overflow seating area for the café. The Tower Station was the first commercial business located on the newly designated Route 66 in Shamrock, and is one of the most imposing and architecturally creative buildings along the length of the road. Until about the late 1970s, the Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Café was light brick with green glazed tiles. Now refurbished with light pink concrete highlighted by green paint, it still looks much the same as it did during the heyday of the Mother Road. The towering spire above the service station still spells out C-O-N-O-C-O, a reminder of the booming business that the Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Café once saw. Today, the City of Shamrock owns the building, which it has fully restored using a Federal Transportation Enhancements Grant and local fundraising. Visitors are welcome to the station, which is now operating as a visitor center, chamber of commerce office, and community center.

The Big Texan Steak Ranch

We are located on I-40 East just outside of Amarillo. Join us for our 72oz. steak challenge. Eat it in under an hour and it's FREE! (If you can keep it down) Ride to the Big Texan in Grand style! Our “Cowboy Cadillacs” run the I-40 and I-27 corridors in Amarillo. We regularly pick up guests from motel properties, RV parks and truck stops. Local residents can make arrangements for us to pick them up at Cavender’s Boot City. Not to worry, we take everyone back when their bellies are full and their hearts are light. R. J. “Bob” Lee, a Midwesterner, whose family roots went back to the four-star Savoy Grill in Kansas City, grew up on stories and movies about cowboys, Indians, horses and Texas cattle ranches. The Texas mystique drew him like a lodestone. When he made his way to the Texas Panhandle and to Amarillo with his wife Mary Ann and their growing family, it didn’t take long for him to embrace the Lone Star State and to claim its persona as his own.  His only disappointment was that he couldn’t find a first-class Texas-style steakhouse in an area of the country best known for cowboys and cattle. In true Texas spirit, Bob decided to create a place that would satisfy the world’s hunger for good steaks and the ambiance of the Old West. He had no idea in those early days that he was destined to become a part of the Texas legends and lore that he loved.

Amarillo Zoo

Founded in 1955 the Amarillo Zoo is a place to share the wonders of the animal world with kids of all ages. The beautiful 15-acre site is located in Thompson Park and features over 60 species of animals. The zoo is designed for fun and discovery and will provide a lifetime of memories. Here, you'll do more than just look...you'll experience the animal world.  Once you've finished enjoying the zoo, make sure to visit Thompson Park. Visitors will discover shaded picnic areas, playgrounds, beautiful lakes, swimming, tennis and walking trails in this 330-acre regional park.

Phillips 66 on the Route

This vintage 1928 gas service station, designed in “Cottage Fashion” and often called a “Doll House” was started in 1927 after Congress authorized a coast-to-coast highway called Route 66. Finished in 1928, the station operated under different owners and brands of products until the Interstate system came into being.

Campgrounds and RV Parks near Texas Panhandle


Amarillo KOA

Just off Rt. 66!

Get your kicks at this award-winning KOA located off Historic Route 66. Extend your stay and wander the famous highway to see local attractions such as Cadillac Ranch, American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum and Route 66 Historic District. Take in the musical drama TEXAS at the outdoor amphitheater in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Drive to the bottom of the second-largest canyon in the U.S. for hiking, biking and jeep or horseback rides. Visit the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. At the campground, enjoy the Western metal art, a unique gift store and a dog-friendly K9 park. Delight in a summer hay wagon ride and a refreshing swim in the heated seasonal pool, then relax at your site with free Wi-Fi and cable TV. A horse corral is also available. Take a free shuttle to the Big Texan Steak Ranch. Pool: May 15 - September 15. Max pull thru: 90 feet. Your hosts: Tim and Bobbi Hulen.

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Lubbock RV Park

stay with us and experience the tranquility

Lubbock RV Park has so much more to offer than just a horse and a saddle! Unlike the other cities on the Texas Panhandle who rely heavily on ranching and agriculture, Lubbock sits smack in the middle of the South Plains and has a lot to offer our guests while they are visiting. Texas Tech University, Lubbock Christian College, community theaters, MacKenzie Park. The Depot District, with The Buddy Holly Museum. We also have the Silent Wings Musuem, Ranching Heritage Musuem, fine restaurants and nightclubs. These are just a few of the things to help keep you occupied and entertained. But, we haven't forgotten that Texas Hospitality that Texans are famous for! Come stay with us and experience the tranquility at Lubbock RV Park. Relax among the many shade trees on one of 86 shaded, level spaces, most with concrete pads. We offer paved streets, an outdoor pool, laundry facilities, clean restrooms and showers, and a storm shelter...just in case Mother Nature should blow into town. We are open all year and convenient to downtown.

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