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Old 10-28-2008, 07:41 PM   #1
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I am considering a trip to Big Bend, as I am currently near Las Cruces, NM. Where are some good places to stay that are not too far from the park? Thank-you for the help.
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I am considering a trip to Big Bend, as I am currently near Las Cruces, NM. Where are some good places to stay that are not too far from the park? Thank-you for the help.
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:34 AM   #3
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Jeff & Cheryl: G'morning from Spirit of the Suwannee Music Camp here in..C O L D..Florida. Saw your inquiry about Big Bend and I really suggest staying over in Study Butte/Terlingua for your visit. It's just outside the SW or West park entry and a GREAT place to tour the park from. Can't recall the name of the campground we stayed in with our 40 ft. MH and toad, but the sunrises and particularly the sunsets were GREAT. We entered the park from the North entrance, drove down to the park visitor center for info stuff, then drove West (about 15 or so miles) out the West gate about a mile or three to Study Butte and the campground on the right just before the intersection of 118 & 170. It's a laid back area and perhaps not the garden spot you've seen elsewhere...but...THIS is what the Big Bend area is all about. OH...those star studded nights are FABULOUS....and...the donkey braying over in the corral below the old windmill at sunset time just punctuates the unique beauty of this area. Have fun!! Steve & Lynette
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I think the park they are talking about is the Big Bend Motor Inn and RV park. We have stayed here every march for alot of yrs, but we are going to Lajitas next time. Ck it out on RV REVIEWS,new owners have changed price and rules and it is now called Maverick Ranch rv. They have paved roads and rv pads. They used to be class A park only, now that has changed to all RVS. It is nice and I think it is $29 a night. It is a 20 to 30 min drive to park but is a nice drive. NOW THE BIG THING IS CK OUT DATE BECAUSE THEY HAVE THE TERLINGUA CHILI COOK OFF I THINK ON THE 1ST WEEKEND OF NOV. IT IS HUGE AND EVERYTHING IS MOST OF THE TIME IS FULL. I would call first, but still go you will enjoy. Hope this helps. Mike
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Mike & Fran: OH YEAH!! Forgot about the Chili Cookoff. Hope Jeff & Cheryl get to experience that too. Kinda wish we were there...oh, well, another year. Steve & Lynette
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Old 11-01-2008, 03:54 AM   #6
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Jeff,

We would second the Big Bend Motel & RV Park. We have been to BBNP 3 times. The first time we stayed in this park, the 2nd at the Rio Grande Campground in the park (the beautiful campground with no hookups, not the asphalt parking lot with hookups), but we were back to the Big Bend RV Park in Study Butte the 3rd trip. You can run a generator in parts of the Rio Grande campground and they have a dump station.

If you are really wanting to see the park, Study Butte is the best location, in our view. Even though outside the park, it is really in the best position to see everything. The Rio Grande campground was great, but so far from anything that we didn't drive around much, just vegged. It was good for that, if that's what you are looking for.

BBNP is so large, you will not see it in 3 days so if you enjoy your first trip, it is an adventure you should plan to repeat often. You can see a lot just driving around the park, but there are so many treasures you will miss if you don't hike the many trails. Our last trip we did only a little hiking and mainly off road driving and saw even more than we've seen before.

If you are able to spend a longer time there, there is Big Bend State Park (part of TX state parks) and the golf course at Lajitas is one of our favorites. We plan to go back to BBNP this winter. Oh yeah, you won't want to go there in the summer or even close to either end of summer....unless you are a desert animal. Have fun!
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Hey, Jeff and Cheryl, We would like to know how your trip to Big Bend worked out. Hope you had fun. Mike and Fran
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Why not stay in one of the campground IN the park? http://www.nps.gov/bibe/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm
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