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Chisos Basin Campground

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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This was my first time staying in this campground. I really appreciated having flushing toilets and a dish washing sink at this campground. I noticed a sign saying the campground did not have any sites as I drove into the basin but I decided to risk it and found about 10 open sites. That was a Wednesday night at the...

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Reviewed 30 October 2016

We planned to camp at Chisos Basin and in Big Bend Ranch State Park. On our long drive in, we called Chisos Basin to see how likely it would be for us to get a site (Sunday night). They only had a message that said they were rarely full except for holiday weekends. We reached the park and had to...

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2Thank WOR_Nh
Midland, Texas
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

First come first serve basis. Pull into the campground and go to the bulletin board and fill out the envelope information with your vehicle details and which campsite # you plan to claim. Rip off your receipt portion, Slip $14 into the envelope and drop it in the metal box. Clip your receipt to the marker at your campsite. Hammock...

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The summer is Big Bend's off season, so all camp sites in Chisos Basin Campground are first come, first serve. We arrived around 7:30 PM on the first Monday of August and had no problem finding a good camp site. The campground is surrounded by the mountains and makes for a beautiful sunset and sunrise. Each campsite has a covered...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We tent camped at the Chisos basin. The location was great and we could easily travel to other locations in the park. The only drawback was that there were no showers. However you can drive a little over half an hour to Rio Grande Village. Be aware that about 50% of the sites can be reserved in advance. The others...

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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

In the middle of a desert, the Chisos Mountains offer a beautiful and majestic setting! The campground was very clean and provided clean bathrooms, drinking water, but no shower. A permanent picnic table with overhead covering, bear boxes for food, and good level sites for tents. The campground park ranger was very friendly and informative. The camp store had an...

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Bronte, Tx
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Seriously gorgeous views! Sites are pretty close together, so don't expect a ton of privacy! Worth it to wake up to the Chisos in the morning. Close to the lodge and stores- really convenient! Can't wait to go back!

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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Quiet place to unwind with great views and some nice hiking. Campsite had a covered table and an open grill. Window view trail was not too long for a novice hiker. The only thing it didn't have was showers but restrooms were very clean.Rio Grande Village campsite is the only one with showers in Big Bend. Clear skies with stars...

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Thank John P
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I arrived late at night and was lucky to score the last available site. I awoke to the most beautiful sunrise over the Chisos Mountains. The basin is shaded and cooler than other spots in the park. This campsite is centrally located and close to gas, the visitor center, and the store. We enjoyed cooking on our grill each night...

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Thank Gracehorvath
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 22 June 2016

If you go Spring/Summer/Early Fall, this is the ONLY campsite that is bearable. The heat elsewhere is crazy! Also, the basin is the MOST BEAUTIFUL campsite! The sunrise on the mountains is orange and glowing. Bring warmer clothes for when the sun goes down, and stay up late for some star gazing! Amazing.

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Address: Chisos Basin, Big Bend National Park, TX 79834
Region: United States > Texas > Big Bend National Park
Number of rooms: 65
Also Known As:
Chisos Basin Campground Hotel Big Bend National Park
Chisos Basin Campground Big Bend National Park, Texas
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“Chisos Basin the best and most beautiful campground in the park!”
 of 5 bubbles 690couple, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Arrive early!”
 of 5 bubbles csprau88, 26 May 2016 | Read review
“Um, it's not a hotel - it's a campground. So there is no service and the sleep quality depends on your camping gear.”
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  • More beautiful views
  • Bathroom right across from Campsite 036, Loop 2.
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  • It's a campsite - so technically, it could be a picture of the room suite. Campsite 036, Loop 2.
 of 5 bubbles susu71, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Site 52 was a great location, fantastic view. Just one site away from the beginning of the Window trail. Plenty of room for two tents.”
 of 5 bubbles hzburton, 15 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Look for campsites on the first loop - they are a little elevated & will offer views to the "Window"”
 of 5 bubbles Anand1213, 12 Sep 2015 | Read review
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