Big Bend is a really unique place. The scale is amazing. The scenery can be breathtaking. So we had high hopes for our backcountry camping experience. We drove a very long way only to find that our campsite was 30 feet from the other campsite. What on earth is the point of packing people in together? Why not honor people's desire for a bit of privacy and quiet? It was really disappointing, and seemed unnecessary.
Other than that, we enjoyed a herd of wild pigs visit us during the night!
Sites a bit close and unshaded, but nice enough.
This is a nicely managed little park. Rangers offer great programs. SItes are pretty close together.
There are lots of sites and some space between them. Nice swimming, hiking, and biking, so there is a lot to do.
This is a lovely little campground and park right near Austin. Biking, swimming, hiking … lots to do close by!
We were really excited to visit, having heard great things about this park. We were amazed when we arrived at the configuration of campsites. In this gorgeous area, why put all the sites around a treeless field? Mountain biking and hiking was exceptional.
This is a little pull-off area in a very populated National Forest. It can get pretty crowded so hiking in is important. The car-camping and RV camping is right on the road.
This is an oasis in the middle of a, well, not an oasis. The sites are nice enough with shelters and fire rings. The main downside is the extreme sulfur smell coming off the fracking wells in the distance. They release Hydrogen Sulfide (which is pretty toxic) in the evenings and night and this smell permeates everything. Imagine living near these!
This would be a great park if the river were closer to the campsites!
This campground has lots to do - its best feature. As usual, sites are cramped, but there is a lovely lake and hiking.
Amazing coast and camping. Marred only by the speeding trucks and park personnel whose main job appears to be making sure the beach is clear for trucks to continue speeding.
We arrived after the rain, and the sites had gravel streams pouring through them. The wi-fi was TERRIBLE. Showers clean.
This is a nice park, but the sites are pretty close together.
A true gem of a park in Texas. Hard to reserve sites, but worth planning for. HOT in the summer.
Great escape on the water for a weekend. Not a lot of shade, but sites are OK.
We usually boondock, but stopped here for a change. Great sites, lovely staff, dog park, great BBQ, band at night … really a top notch KOA.