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Chisos Basin Campground

Chisos Basin, Big Bend National Park, TX 79834
Chisos Basin Campground
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start out by saying I always had wanted to visit this park since I was a kid but never got the chance. But now that I have kids of my own this was a great spring break get away. We drove from Dallas a lil over 9 hours but the ride down was great and relaxing but then... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great campground if you wish to hike further into the Chisos mountains (e.g., The Lost Mine Trail and the Window Trail). The sites are close together, not very level, and short. Since only tents and trailers under 24 feet are permitted, it works -- just barely. Our RV is a 22 foot van. We found a place... More 

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Lincoln, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This campground is a very nice one. There are lots of spots to choose from, and there are enough restrooms scattered throughout to make it so that you're never too far from the facilities. There are bear boxes, a picnic table, and charcoal grills at every site, and the majority of them have a shade structure. People do show up... More 

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Houston
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Camped here several times from May to December. Like others have mentioned, best place on Earth. Also as has been mentioned, many have a habit of arrining late and making lots of noise. Campsites are mixed but a few are very nice.

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San Antonio, Texas
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145 reviews 145 reviews
35 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Camping out in the Chisos Mountains Basin Campground can be awesome. As background you should know the Basin sits in the heart of the Chisos Mountains, and it enjoys alpine temperatures vis-a-vis desert temperatures found in the rest of the park. The Chisos Mountains -- the only range in the U.S. that arises totally within the boundaries of a national... More 

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Spring and Fall is best to avoid the West Texas heat, but any time is the right time. Bring your camping gear and clear your mind. Some of the hiking trail classifications are mystifying as to degree of difficulty so be prepared if you are not a frequent hiker and camper...

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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

loved this campground!! when you go in the summer it is the best place to camp. everywhere else is too hot!! unless you have an rv. its got a local store nearby and great hiking trails!! you may even see wildlife in the area and on the trails-we saw a black bear eating n a tree right off the trail.... More 

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Austin, Texas
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I really can't overstate how wonderfully gorgeous this spot is. I was nervous about the heat in July but up in the mountains it stayed totally manageable (for a Texan) with a high of about 87 and evening lows in the 60s. There are lovely quiet spots all around and each campsite has a bench and a grill and a... More 

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Belton, Texas, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Tent camped here in mid April for 4 days and loved every minute (well, one night fantastically windy all night long, so glad we had used extra tent pegs earlier that day and didn't get much sleep) and the views here are wonderful! The Lodge, restaurant and camp store are all close by and the drives from here to other... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We adored this trip and the campground! The camp volunteer, Linda, is extremely knowledgable and accommodating. The restrooms are clean and warm during the cold nights and the camp sites are well maintained. Thank you for an amazing experience!

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