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Old 02-02-2013, 05:09 PM   #1
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Here is some Big Bend National Park Info

If your researching a trip to Big Bend check out my recent blog post from our trip last spring. We stayed in the Rio Grande Village campground for a week and the second week at BJs RV in the little town of Terlingua just outside the park, allowing us easy access to Big Bend Ranch State Park also. This way we had full hook ups on both sides of the huge beautiful park.

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Big Bend was our first rv trip, I think it's time to repeat. We stayed at Lajitas Maverick RV Park. It's on the border Between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend State Park.
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Big Bend was our first rv trip, I think it's time to repeat. We stayed at Lajitas Maverick RV Park. It's on the border Between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend State Park.
Yes I remember seeing the park as I drove through, really nice looking at the base of a large butte. The golf course was amazing to see in the surrounding environment. Way in the middle of nowhere.
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I have been camping in Big Bend for the last 28 years in everything from my backpack, pop up, two trailers and my coach. I still stay in Chisos Mts, at the Nat. Pk. CG. They discourage you from taking your coach are large trailers up there, but I have never had a problem or failed to find a site. It is dry camping but fabulous.
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We drove up into the Chisos and hiked around a bit, really great views.
A cougar had walked right into the the main area near the lodge and attacked a boy a week earlier. They figure it was a young one and maybe injured but made me a little nervous hiking.
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In all the years I have been hiking and camping there I have yet to see a large cat or bear, even though I know they are there. If you are a birder, this is a must see place in the spring!
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In all the years I have been hiking and camping there I have yet to see a large cat or bear, even though I know they are there. If you are a birder, this is a must see place in the spring!
Ya , we have lots of Cougar and Bears on Vancouver Island, never seen a Cougar, plenty of Bears tho,

What freaked me out at Big Bend was the Javelinas, ran into a pack of those, nasty things. Gave them a wide berth.
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I have been camping in Big Bend for the last 28 years in everything from my backpack, pop up, two trailers and my coach. I still stay in Chisos Mts, at the Nat. Pk. CG. They discourage you from taking your coach are large trailers up there, but I have never had a problem or failed to find a site. It is dry camping but fabulous.
Do you take a motorhome into the basin? if so, what size? I know the road can be traveled by large vehicles, since I have seen big buses full of firefighters in training drive into the basin. Do you scout the sites with your toad to see if one of the larger sites are vacant?

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over the years I have taken 2-3 times a year my 26TT, 33TT and now for the last 3 years my 35 diesel pusher. I arrive at the basin and go to the over-flow parking across from the Iron Ranger registration booth. I then walk the CG and pick a spot. So far I have never been dissapointed. Last year I stopped at Panther Junction to visit some friends and got into a freindly conversation with a ranger who insisted that I could not take my coach to the Bsin. After explaining that I am a police officer and would not want to break the law, he fessed up and said it was a suggestion not a law! After all both park hosts had rigs over 30ft. The drive up is not as bad as it looks. I like the Basin so much that I am willing to risk having to turn around and go down to Grapevine hills for the night if I cant get in.

2 years ago the completely re-worked the Basin CG and they did shorten some of the sites, but I still counted at least 10 sites that I could easily fit into. If I had a toad, i might scout it out early in the morning say on a Monday expecting to find something. IF you do that be sure to bring an ice chest or chair to leave in your campsite.
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Dave1956, thanks for the info. I know that there is no regulation regarding big rigs, just a "highly recommended suggestion". We pull a toad, so pre-scouting would be no problem. We are very familiar with leaving something to secure the campsite. We spent many Spring Breaks, tent camping in the Basin, and always arrived about 5 AM to watch for folks breaking camp, then politely asked if we could leave something to secure the site. We were never refused. We then left them alone so they could finish packing and depart. And we always had a great site to spend the week in.

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When we were visiting the Basin for some reason there was hordes of these little black flies, they were terrible. They never bit but would not leave you alone unless you were moving, soon as you stopped they were back. Must have been the wrong time of year or a big hatch happened but it kept us out of the higher elevations for the most part during our visit.
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This and the other Big Bend thread, made me relook coming this way...arrived at Lajitas (Maverick RV Resort). Less than 1 day here...a great choice.

Sunset was beautiful and even though those here said the wind blew 60 mph yesterday, today's sunset was great.

Looking forward to getting the Harley unloaded tomorrow and seeing some of this great park and area.
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This and the other Big Bend thread, made me relook coming this way...arrived at Lajitas (Maverick RV Resort). Less than 1 day here...a great choice.

Sunset was beautiful and even though those here said the wind blew 60 mph yesterday, today's sunset was great.

Looking forward to getting the Harley unloaded tomorrow and seeing some of this great park and area.
You're gonna have a blast, esp. on a motorbike!
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Dont miss a trip out to Fort Davis and Big Bend State Park. If you can catch a "star party" (starts at dusk) at McDonald observatory in Fort Davis, you wont be sorry! You can now scout all the other great camp grounds on the Bike!!
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