Top things to do

National Park in Clayton

Kiowa National Grasslands

Extending from New Mexico’s least-populated county into Texas and Oklahoma, the Kiowa National Grasslands consist of high-plains ranchland – endless, vast and lonely. Farmed throughout the early 20th century, the so…
Lake in Clayton

Clayton Lake State Park

This pretty lake 12 miles northwest of Clayton makes a good spot for swimming and camping (tent/RV sites $10/14), and also holds over 500 dinosaur footprints left by eight different species.
Museum in Clayton

Herzstein Memorial Museum

The chief focus here is the biggest event in Clayton’s history – the 1901 arrest and hanging of infamous train robber Black Jack Ketchum.