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Big Bend Backcountry Camping

6 Reviews

About This Campground

National Park Service


Big Bend's vast undeveloped areas provide excellent opportunities for backcountry experiences if you seek solitude, wilderness, and adventure! The backcountry sites listed here are primitive backcountry road campsites and primitive backpacking sites in the Chisos Mountains. All are…

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Dispersed


For Campers

  • Showers
  • Electric Hookups
  • Pets

For Vehicles

  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites


6 Reviews of Big Bend Backcountry Camping

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Emily C.
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2022

Short hike and large camping area

This was our first experience with hike-in backcountry camping, and some of us struggled with the short hike to this spot but it was well worth it. The trailhead and parking area is a little difficult to find, but there are bathrooms and an information area right beside it. We made the reservation…

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Siteboulder meadow 1
Month of VisitJanuary
Rae T.
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2021

Chisos Campground


Month of VisitSeptember
Rae T.
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2021

Grapevine Trail

It was very peaceful and spacious. Beautiful scenery in front of the mountains.

  • Chisos
SiteGrapevine Trail
Month of VisitSeptember


Big Bend Backcountry Camping is located in Texas


Big Bend National Park is located in West Texas, a considerable distance from cities and transportation hubs. While the isolation of Big Bend is a draw for many visitors, it also means your trip must be well prepared and carefully planned. There is no public transportation to, or in Big Bend National Park. Several highways lead to Big Bend National Park: TX 118 from Alpine to Study Butte or FM 170 from Presidio to Study Butte (then 26 miles east to park headquarters) or US 90 or US 385 to Marathon (then 70 miles south to park headquarters). Distances between towns and services are considerable. Be sure you have plenty of gas, oil, food, and water for your trip. The park has four camp stores, but supply and selection can be limited. There are also small stores in the communities outside the park. The last major shopping areas (grocery and hardware stores) are Alpine, Fort Stockton, and Del Rio. * Each backcountry campsite is in a remote area of the park. Check the site listing for your reservation for detailed directions on how to get to that specific site. * If you are staying in a backpacking site, park in the Chisos Basin amphitheater parking area, located near the Chisos Basin campground. [Directions to Big Bend National Park](https://www.nps.gov/bibe/planyourvisit/directions.htm)


1 Panther Junction
Big Bend National Park, TX 79834


29.32781431 N
103.20595582 W

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