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Old 09-29-2013, 05:12 PM   #1
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DW wants to stop by Ft. Davis, TX on our way to AZ for the winter. She wants to use this as a base for Marfa and Big Bend. What would be the best campground to use and what should we see in that area? Thanks in advance for your replies.

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Old 09-29-2013, 06:20 PM   #2
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We stayed in Davis Mountains State Park last April. Out in the middle of nowhere, no cellular or internet...so if you like isolation, go for it.

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Old 09-29-2013, 06:27 PM   #3
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We've only camped down there once. It was on some rock hunting type ranch. Plenty of isolation. Very nice guy, just very slow park. May not be in business, we were the only ones there.
Other than that, stayed in the State Park also before. More people, but still gorgeous.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:28 PM   #4
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Down the road in Alpine at the "Lost Alaskan" might be a better base.....
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I don't know Ft Davis, but Lajitas RV Resort is a real nice base for visiting both the areas you mention. Rates are reasonable for what is offered.
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Davis Mountain State Park is awesome. However, it just closed for renovations and will be closed until February 2014. Read the top paragraph on their web site.

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No matter where you stay, if you are out at night, drive very carefully. The Javelina are on the roads and are very easy to hit.

Make sure you go to the observatory for the star party. The day time exhibits are neat also.
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I did a trip last spring. Stayed at Maverick Ranch in Lajitas, which is the RV Park for the resort. It is a great place to see some of the premier sites in the State. Big Bend, Big Bend State Park, Marfa, Terlingua. The drive toward Presidio along the river is extraordinary.

Also visited Davis Mt SP, but sounds like it is closed for renovations. We dry camped in Big Bend at Rio Grande Village, but it is not close to anything. Still enjoyable.
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We spent a couple of nights at Historic Prude Ranch (a Passport America one night location) near Fort Davis. Not a resort but when we were there more like a children's dude ranch. Lots of horse and young rider activities. Not fancy, no cement pads but OK for a couple of nights.
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X3 for the Lost Alaskan in Alpine.

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