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Canadian, Texas

Canadian became the county seat when Hemphill County was organized in 1887. It is located on the Canadian River and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe RR in the northwestern part of the county. Early settlers held one of the first rodeos in Texas. Today Canadian is a chief commercial center of the county, that derives much of its economy from ranching and some oil activity.

Northwest of Canadian is the Black Kettle National Grasslands, administered by the National Forest Service. Visitors find campsites, cottages, picnic grounds at the small Lake Marvin, where fishing for bass, channel catfish and sunfish provide outdoor activities. Nature trails are popular during the fall foliage season and visitors often see deer, wild turkey, and waterfowl.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Canadian, TX

C. C. Slaughter Ranch Headquarters

Adobe buildings placed to form a quadrangle, part of once extensive headquarters complex of cattle baron who established ranc...

Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Organized in 1982, the museum serves to preserve the history of the county and, as custodian of this history, it conducts edu...

Floyd County Museum

Period furnishings, implements, store fixtures, photographs of early settlers and ranchers. Also artifacts from Coronado's ex...

Texas Water Rampage

Water theme park for swimming, splashing, tubing, water slides, also go-carts....

Comanche Trail Municipal Golf Course -Tomahawk

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...