Linette G.
Winthrop, WA
Joined May 2018
Serene - Fly fisherman's dream

This is by far our favorite campground in the area. When we lived in Portland we'd come here 3-4 times a year for a long weekend to escape the city. The river is beautiful and mesmerizing, the campground is simple (we LOVE the walk-in sites), it is set back from the road, thus traffic noise is less than at some of the other campgrounds. Also less likely to have gigantic RVs and their generators run next to you, as the sites are small.

No water (the well has been out the entire 10 years we've been coming here)

Love hiking along the river to the fish hatchery.

Extremely busy

Conveniently located to Vegas and Red Rock Canyon, this campground is always full (and people are rather rude stopping by to see how long you will stay)

Sites are nice, especially if you get one with a covered picnic table to escape the sun/heat.

close to freeway

Needed a place to stop at on the way from KY to TX & found this little spot. You have to have a Fish & Wildlive permit, which you can purchase online.

Opt for the "back country" camp sites

Sites are close together, but we were able to camp in the "back country" sites, which was all we needed. Seemed like there was construction going on for expansion of the camp ground.

Stayed here to check out the climbing at Little River Canyon NP. Little River is beautiful, the climbing not so much.

Campground was fine.

Nice wooded campground

Spent a night here on our way to KY. Had a problem finding our site number in the dark, as they are facing the wrong way from driving direction.

Sites are set far enough apart for privacy. As it was close to All Hallows Eve, there were lots of campers around with decorations, which was fun to see.

Clean showers, fun area for kiddos and hiking trails.

Quiet, free

Beautiful area. Wish we could've explored it a bit. Just spent the night here on our drive through to KY.

Seems there are lots of things you can do while here, besides camping: fishing, birding, hiking & horseback riding.

Quiet campground; serene beauty of nature.

Inconvenient that you have to make online reservations before getting there, however we were able to get just enough cell reception to reserve the site and stay.

Some of the sites are a little too close together, but other's are nicely spaced.

HOT SHOWERS!

Incredibly beautiful waterfall and hiking area (as well as Rock climbing).

Serene, beautiful area

Only spent a night there, but were impressed by the beautiful setting, quiet area.

Did camp in the overflow area as that was all that was available - port-a-potty was not flat so a bit awkward.

Noisy

oIt is a climbers camp - open field camping or tent city. There are covered cooking areas and picnic tables to escape the rain.

Made the mistake of spending Halloween night here - there was a party going on til midnight; live music. Campers coming and going at all hours of the day/night. People got stuck in the mud a couple of times.

Pizza was good tho.

First to Review
secluded; open field options

Were able to stay here for a week, tho the campowners were out, thus only the open field camping was available. The individual sites looked nice, some were a little close clustered, others had nice space between them.Bunk houses, as well as covered tent camping areas.

Restrooms were clean. Wifi did not work (tho that was a problem with most of this area)

Expensive, noisy

Had to spend a night close to Lexington and this was pretty much the only option. Sites in the campground were tight/ expensive and nothing we needed. Ended up staying in the open field, which was still pricey, but at least we were almost to ourselves.

Simplistic as it should be! Amazing Wildlife - no shade

Simple camping (almost like a dirt parking lot) a wide open space; but it's free camping.

Had the opportunity to watch 3 coyotes playing in the early dawn hours. What an amazing experience!

This place is spectacular!

Nice & secluded

Spent almost 2 weeks here in the off season. Was busy, but the sites are far enough apart for privacy/quiet. Beautiful trail along the creak (nice bike riding) and yes, did stop at the "Dance with Wolves" film site. (oh yea, it did snow on us)

Not too far town or the climbing areas (always important to us) Would definitely recommend this place and stay here again.

Convenient

Stopped by on our way through town & a couple days of climbing. Arrived late & left early, but what I saw was nice, clean campground. Convenient location.

Clean restrooms/paid, clean showers. Nice setting with separate sites or cabins. Covered community area.

Location! Friendly

haStayed here in the fall of 2016 just as the campground was closing for the season, so there was no one around

Clean bathrooms, laundryrooms. Pull-through camper sites. Large shade trees.

Serene and in the woods

Perfect location, as it is away from the highway, in a wooded setting. Sites are further apart, clean and plenty of space.

Beautiful creek and nature walk, with a self-guided tour, telling about the history of the area (logging and mining).

Sites are a bit tight; daily entrance fee not disclosed

It's a bit ridiculous that you have to pay both a daily entrance fee, plus your nightly site fee at Texas state parks.

The camping itself was ok. A bit confusing trying to find where you needed to go. Boat launch area looks like camping area.

RIght by the lake, good for recreation.

Quiet

Ended up spending the night here after a late flight back to Austin during our roadtrip. Site was nice, clean and quiet. Clean restrooms.

Secluded

Free camping along the river. Sites are nicely spaced out. River access for boating.

Primitive, but perfect camp site

What an amazing find that Big Bend NP has primitive camping options.

This site is located off the road, with 2 registered camp sites. Pack in/Pack out, but all we really needed.

Incredible sunsets; amazing wildlive viewings.

Perfect. We spent Christmas here.