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Caprock Canyons State Park, 100 miles southeast of Amarillo in Briscoe County, was opened in 1982. It consists of 15,313.6 acres (including the Trailway, a 64.25 mile Rail-to-Trail conversion, acquired by donation in 1992 from a Railroad entrepreneur).
From the earliest days of the settlement of this area by the white man, Dickens Springs has attracted people from miles away as a place for sightseeing, picnics, reunions and, on occasion, as a site for wedding ceremonies.
John T. Montford Dam is named in honor of the Texas Senator who garnered state-wide support for this project. Construction of the dam began in the spring of 1991 and was completed in August, 1993.
Construction of White River Lake by the cities of Crosbyton, Ralls, Post, and Spur was completed in 1963, primarily as a long-range and adequate water supply. It has become one of the most popular recreational facilities in West Texas for boaters, skiers, and fishermen alike.