Reviewed by KatNipp on December 29, 2014
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FAVORITE camping location in Texas. We camped in a tent this time, but it would also be good in a pop-up or small RV. Check length restrictions on the road into the basin.
Sites vary in size, but our site (#1) was huge with a big ramada and picnic table, bear box, grill, and community water spicket just at the base. The view from our site was perfect! I could live here forever - love, love love it.
Be prepared for tarantulas - you will see lots of them. Just go around them and leave them be.
Altitude here makes for a very comfortable campout without need for electricity. Bathrooms were clean and stocked, but not new. There's also a dishwashing station at the bathhouse, but no showers (must drive to Rio Grande Village for showers or in to Terlingua Big Bend Resorts for a paid shower). Camp store at the lodge has a few basics, and there's also a restaurant and nature center at the lodge. Rangers are very helpful.
There is limited cell/wi-fi service but you should be able to get some service by driving over to the nature center/lodge area if needed. Plan on being off the grid most of the time in Big Bend.
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