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Old 10-13-2016, 11:07 AM   #1
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Hello everyone,

We are presently in Austin, TX and on our way west through El Paso to Southern, CA. We want to make a side trip to Big Bend National Park and have two questions. We plan to come into the park from the north and exit the park on the west side.

1. I see in the Rand Mcnally motor carries' atlas (our road bible) there are truckers routes up to entering the national park. How are the roads within the park for a 45 foot motorhome towing a car?

2. Can anyone recommend an rv park for our 45 foot motorhome. First choice would be a full hook up site however we are fine with less facilities or boondocking. We plan to be there for 3 days.

Thanks for your input,

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Did not see any paved roads in Big Bend that a 40' could not handle.
We camped at Rio Grande Village Campground for 5 nights. Traveled with our toad to the different sites. Drove all the way up to Lajitas. Road were good. When we left park heading to El Paso. Took US 90 to Van Horn and I 10 to El Paso. You may want to allow more time in the park. It's a big place with lots to see.
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Old 10-13-2016, 09:34 PM   #3
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Maverick Ranch in Lajitas will be your best bet for a 45' coach. We stayed there last year in our Monaco Exec. It's across the road from a golf resort. From there you can explore the park and be sure and take the toad (not the coach) on the road from Lajitas to Presidio. One of the top 10 most scenic in the USA. There are a couple of parks in Terlingua or Study Butte but they didn't look great to us. On the way north or south the Lost Alaskan in Alpine is good and it's a great town to explore.

Edit; I don't think any cg's in the park can fit a 45' coach.

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Agree with the above poster. Maverick RV in Lajitas is very good. Full hookups. We stayed there while visiting Big Bend last spring. Very interesting area. 
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Thank everyone,

Great suggestions. We may change our plans and stay one week instead of 3 days. There seems lots to explore and a nice place to just "chill".

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Thank everyone,

Great suggestions. We may change our plans and stay one week instead of 3 days. There seems lots to explore and a nice place to just "chill".

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If you have time. Check out Davis Mountain State Park and McDonald Observatory.
Both these places along with Big Bend are great places to view the milky way and other stars. When we were there they had nightly viewings with rangers.
When you enter Big Bend. Stop at the book store and get a guide. This is the one I purchased. Many are available on Amazon.
One of my favorite pictures from Big Bend.
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While down there check out the "Marfa Lights". They are something to behold. About 9 miles south of Marfa is where they are at. Nobody has explained them, I saw them and they were most interesting and the cost is FREE...

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I believe you can dry camp overnight in the parking area for viewing the Marfa lights.


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We always stay at Big Bend Resort and Adventures. Not really a resort but big pull thru sites, free wifi, level sites, laundry etc.
its in Study Butte. Eat at the Starlight Theater. live music, $1 tacos, $2 margaritas.
food is good, atmosphere is great.
We have been to BB 5 times. Love it there.
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Thanks everyone,

We will be heading there from Austin tomorrow. We have not yet decided where we will stay. In addition to your suggestions we are looking into BJ's in Terlingua.

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Spend a day or 2 at the North end, Stillwell Ranch

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If you go thru Marathon be sure to stop and check out the Gage Hotel. A real Texas treasure. There is a dirt lot across the road for easy parking.


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Thanks Duoglide1 for the recommendation.

We will stop today on our way through Marathon. We spent the night at the Fort Stockton Walmart. There are about 12 rvs here.
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Thanks Duoglide1 for the recommendation.

We will stop today on our way through Marathon. We spent the night at the Fort Stockton Walmart. There are about 12 rvs here.
Would love to hear about your adventure. We are going to Big Bend in January......

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