Welcome to the Community!
McCamey is a small, friendly city…where there is no such thing as a stranger. Whether you just “blew into town” or decide to put roots down, you’ll quickly discover why people love it here. For those interested in starting their own business, many incentives and loan opportunities are available, consultations always free through our Economic Development Corporation. Interested in building? We have “lots to build on”, and your dollars go further here.
Known as The Wind Energy Capital of Texas, McCamey is located in Upton County, in the Permian Basin. About 1,844 people reside here, working in the surrounding oil fields and wind farms or employed by the many support and public services McCamey has to offer. A Wellness Center offers fitness classes, and circuit and strength training on their new exercise equipment, operated by the McCamey County Hospital District. The community also boasts a beautiful state-of-the-art Hospital, Urgent Care, Extended Care/Seniors Center and Rural Clinic, completed in 2016.
Family-oriented McCamey offers much to residents and visitors alike: three large public parks with playgrounds, free outdoor lap pools, Upton County Public Library, County Park skate park, and the verdant 9-hole regulation length McCamey Golf Course & Country Club. Our Independent School District has a renovated Middle School (including their recently upgraded Technology Lab), and brand-new Elementary School, new buses and resurfaced track and tennis courts.
Our biggest event of the year, The Wind Energy Capital of Texas Cook-Off & Festival, is held every third weekend in September at Santa Fe Park. Year-round there are many smaller events, such as Santa at the Bank, Easter Egg Hunts, Jeep Fest, Trunk or Treats, almost monthly Golf Tournaments, several themed 5K/Fun Runs, the Style Show, our Chamber Awards and the Veterans Day and Homecoming Parades.
Surprise, surprise…the Friday Night Lights are pretty big in these parts, our local team is called The Badgers, and a great deal of Badger Pride can be seen throughout the community, in the vibrant orange and black displayed at many local eateries and businesses. McCamey’s two water towers both sport orange Badger Heads that can be seen from miles away.
There are more than 11 places of worship, with services in English and Spanish, covering most denominations, including a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Social Groups of all kinds, including the McCamey Boosters, local Lions Club, Upton County Historical Society and Women’s Study Club.
Those wanting to join in will find no shortage of volunteer opportunities. We are proud of our city’s newest additions, Serenity Park and the McCamey Veterans/KIA Memorial at 6th and Burleson, maintained jointly by volunteers from McCamey Operation Pride, the Veterans Memorial Committee and employees of The City of McCamey.
This area is not only abundant in oil and wind power, the residents are known for their rich reserve of humor and community spirit. Greeting visitors to the City is the Old Drive-In Theater marquee, re-purposed by McCamey Operation Pride. It reads: “Welcome to McCamey – Home of the Mighty Badgers”, and “Our town is so small, we had to borrow a horse to make a one horse town”. No kidding, you’ll find the “Borrowed Horse” at 2nd and Burleson.