Camping in the Big Bend area??

Discussion in 'Americas' started by yellowmike, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. Eyes Shut

    Eyes Shut See no evil

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    We went to Big Bend in March 2007, and camped in the Rio Grande Village campgrounds. I don't remember about electrical hook ups because we were tent camping, but there are showers available at the little store adjacent to the campground. We did not make reservations for the campground, and there were plenty of available sites. Just rode in and picked out a site!

    Also, we saw no tarantulas, but the campground was patrolled by a friendly roadrunner.
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  2. Lone Rider

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    IIRC, La Kiva, the restaurant/bar on Terlingua Crk has RV hookups.

    Sure, ride the Park, but get out on the Terlingua Ranch roads too, and there are off road tracks. Ther Terlingua Trading Post (beside the Starlight) has both US and MX topo maps in their rear room, ask for help.

    Slam a brew or 20 at the Starlight. Don't fall into any abandoned quicksilver (mercury) mines.

    If Terlingua Creek is dryish, get down in it and roam north for many miles. You can get out at many places, North County Rd being one that runs thru the 3 Bar Ranch and out to 118 at the Longhorn Motel/Ranch/Restaurant.

    The Study Butte Store will probably have better prices than the BB Motor Lodge (Best Western, or used to be) store.
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