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Old 10-04-2016, 08:11 PM   #1
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RV Park December Big Bend ???

Anyone have any RV places they like in Big Bend TX?
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Old 10-04-2016, 08:28 PM   #2
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We like this one.... Maverick Ranch RV Park at Lajitas Golf Resort
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Old 10-04-2016, 08:29 PM   #3
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Study Butte RV Park. Nothing fancy but a good base camp for exploring Big Bend National Park.
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If you're going to Big Bend NP why not stay IN the park itself? Rio Grande Village RV has full hookups and grass behind the sites...the others mentioned are all rocks. If you don't need hookups or just want to save some money for a few days switch over to the campground right next door. The whole area is in a very scenic part of Big Bend.

Here's the national park's web site with lots of good information, including camping:

https://www.nps.gov/bibe/planyourvisit/camping.htm
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If you're going to Big Bend NP why not stay IN the park itself? Rio Grande Village RV has full hookups and grass behind the sites...the others mentioned are all rocks. If you don't need hookups or just want to save some money for a few days switch over to the campground right next door. The whole area is in a very scenic part of Big Bend.

Here's the national park's web site with lots of good information, including camping:

https://www.nps.gov/bibe/planyourvisit/camping.htm
As mentioned above Study Butte is a no frills, dirt parking lot that serves well as a base camp for the area. On the other hand, Maverick RV Ranch has plenty of grass and other amenities if that's more consistent with your requirements. Rio Grande Village would be a consideration if BBNP was the main focus of the trip. JMO and we travel to that area at least twice a year....
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be careful while there. immigrants are passing thru the area, that can cause problems. im not bashing people trying to better themselves, just dont want any problems.
ive talked to others who have come up missing things, and felt in danger by unknown people passing thru the night. ive stayed in the area a few times and only saw two people, on foot, carrying sacks instead of backpacks. i felt sorry for them, just hope they got to where they were going safe. thats my goal too.
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There is absolutely no problem in Big Bend if you're aware of your surroundings. Your hometown probably has more crime than Big Bend. First, Big Bend is definitely not a major border crossing. It does happen occasionally. As in your hometown, don't pick up hitchhikers and keep valuables concealed in your locked car. It's too far away from a major Mexican city and crossers want it to be as easy as possible. Boquillas is right across the river and the national park has a very good relationship with the few, very poor people who live there. In past years the park allowed the folks to buy their gasoline and a few groceries in the park. Park visitors were free to go over to Boquillas - and we did - and had a nice meal.Then came 9/11 which changed everything. The border was closed to them and they then had to travel many, many miles to get their supplies. I believe now that visitors can once again cross.


RVers make it a point in their travels to visit bigger border towns in Texas and Arizona for their prescriptions, dental and eye appointments, shopping and a nice meal. The border towns are not problems. It's the drug dealers coming up from much farther away that are the problems.
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A day trip to Boquillas should be on anyone's to do list while in the Big Bend area. There is a "new" border check point/crossing that opened in April, 2013 housed in a National Park building staffed by Park Rangers where you will receive general info and be advised as to what you can and cannot bring back to the US. Once across the river you'll be given three options to travel the short distance to town... walk, ride a mule, or in a truck. After you check in with Customs your adventure begins creating memories that few people share. More info is available in many posts here or in various member's blogs.
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I agree with twogypsies and Thunderfoot. I have been going there since the 60's with my family, growing up in West Texas. Floated most of the canyons and camped in disperse camping along the river. I know a lot of things have changed since then, but IMO the biggest change is the rules and regulations. I couldn't drive my Mule on the 4WD only roads.

If you are primarily interested in BBNP, stay at Rio Grande Village, either with or w/o FHU's. I personally prefer the no-hookups park because the sites are large and grassy. There is a lot of driving involved in seeing BBNP. So no matter where you camp, it is a long way to other attractions. If you are also wanting to explore BB State Park, stay at Maverick Ranch. There is some beautiful scenery west of Lajitas.
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