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Chisos Basin Campground

Chisos Basin, Big Bend National Park, TX 79834
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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As far as I'm concerned, Chisos Basin Campground is the best and only way to stay at Big Bend NP! There is motel-like lodging by the general store, but if you want to properly do BB, you should camp at the site. Be aware of busy season when you can begin making reservations (Mid November), and know that before then... More 

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Thank RodgersWithaD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great central place to camp. Easy access to hiking trails and driving adventures. Some of the sites can be reserved and others are first come, first served on the day you arrive. Internet available outside of the nearby store.

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1 Thank Darren B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were actually there the last week of July 2014. The temps in Chisos Basin were very comfortable. Fantastic views from our site (#52) near the head of the Window Trail. Could sit at our picnic table (or anywhere on our site) and enjoy the view of the basin all the way to the Window. Stars at night were, indeed,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Camping in Chisos basin was great. Proximity to all things was excellent. Dining at the lodge-mainly for breakfast- is highly recommend. Dinner was ok. The camp site was well maintained and views were wonderful. Noise levels by college students across camp wet HIGH and obnoxious but what can you do! They eventually quieted each night by 10. Not horrible.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I recently stayed at the camp grounds with friends and we have a great time. The sites are large enough for 2 tents and you are surrounded by fabulous mountains. The store at the camp grounds has everything you need. We left the house and forgot food for grilling so we made our way up to the store and had... More 

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2 Thank linzraye00
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Campsites are tight, most are un-level. Campfires are not allowed. Bathrooms have running water but no hot water or showers. Views are spectacular. Hiking trails are challenging and well maintained. All day hikes take you to incredible places. There is a resort near the campground offering lodging. A ranger station and small general store are there as well. Weak WiFi... More 

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2 Thank peter & mary s
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

We spent 4 nights in the group camping section of the campground with a large number of friends and acquaintances. Two of our six sites were equipped with long rows of picnic tables so that we able to prepare meals and eat as a group. There were large "bear boxes" for food storage. The proximity of the restroom and the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I stayed here for 2 nights in mid-October, which if your trip is luckily around the rains is a great time to go. The evenings were in the 50s and days in the upper 70s. Absolutely perfect. Since you can't make reservations from May thru early Nov, its all first come, first served. So I left Fort Davis to make... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

My husband and I camped for 3 nights in the chisos basin. This campground is wonderful! You have everything you need from a clean bathroom to convenient store. It's close to some incredible hiking trails and there's just something magical about waking up to the view of mountains. The park rangers were super informative, helpful and kind. We are already... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The campground is beautifully nestled between the Chisos hills and offers some breathtaking views all around. We camped here for a couple of nights over the labor day weekend. Our campsite (#19) had a picnic table & canopy. We were quite lucky to have got this since the campground was pretty much full by the time we reached (9:30 am).... More 

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