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Rio Grande Village, Big Bend National Park

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  • On our drive to the east side of the park, we encountered the Rio Grande Village area. This is the best camping place in Big Bend hands down!!! Green grass! Cool waters!! Nice folks! Really beautiful ...  more »
  • Best thing about Rio Grande Village was the access to the trail over by the tent campground. Think it was maybe around 2 mile nature trail but you climbed up to get a really good view of the river and...  more »
  • SO our spot was #11, located by the bathrooms, and since we went in winter is wasn't too bad that our only shade was a small tree So it could use more shade. The ground was even for our tent and no la...  more »
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  • I really want to give this 5 stars, but I due to the large number of spaces and their close relations to each other, I'm only giving it 4. The grounds are clean, the restrooms are clean and water is easily accessed. For those in need of hook ups, this is a great place to call home. The general store just outside of the grounds are good for limited needs and some beer. They also have coin showers that have well pressurized and the wifi is very strong that they have. You can expect to see lots of people on their phones, laptops and other items streaming and checking in with people as cell service isn't happening down here.
  • The hosts are helpful and friendly. This site has the most space out of all the other ones and if you arrive early you will definitely get a spot. It has a nice variety of enclosed sites as well as ones out in the open. The bathrooms are clean and there is drinking water.
  • I'd give it 5 stars, but no cellular or WiFi anywhere except at the little store. Also the trees need some pruning to get big rigs safely through. Nice sites and a nice little hiking trail from the camp. I saw a bobcat near the camp store! There are also lots if roadrunners arounf the campground.
  • Really enjoyed staying here for my first visit to Big Bend! We knew that there would be no water or elec at our site, but I just loved how they have "carved out" some wonderful, private campsites in the thick landscape in the back. Picnic tables were nice, the bathrooms were clean and showers warm. Also enjoyed the free wildlife show of watching the wild javelinas roaming through the empty camps! (no threat) Will definitely come back again. But don't forget to bring some extra water, which can be a little challenging to find sometime.
  • Great campground in Big Bend National Park. Really beautiful setting and close to some great hikes. Space enough for our 35' RV.

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Where to stay in Big Bend National Park

To spend the night in Big Bend National Park, pitch your tent in one of three developed campgrounds or bunk down in one of the rooms or cottages at the Chisos Mountains Lodge. Of the three campgrounds, Chisos Basin, known for colorful mountain sunsets, is easiest to reach. Rio Grande Village and Cottonwood, however, provide scenic settings of their own along the Rio Grande River. A few motels lie just outside the park, but options are limited. If you need a broader range of choices, consider staying in Marfa, a two-hour drive north of the heart of the park.
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