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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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Cibolo, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great time. Three of us made it out to the Big Bend. We arrived at 1:30 PM after driving seven and a half hours. We hit the trail within minutes. The first day we trekked about 5 miles to Colima Trail campsite #3. It was pleasantly cold Friday night. I was beat since it was all up... More 

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Austin, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I LOVE the Chisos Basin. It's a spectacular setting. It was cloudy, so unfortunately I didn't get to see the dramatics of the morning and setting sunlight on the basin walls this time. But it was still great. There are multiple good hikes in the basin and nearby, so it's a great central location for exploring the park My only... More 

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Houston, Texas
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I chose this campsite to be in the mountains. Much tighter and closer to my neighbors than I wanted to be but luckily our neighbors were not loud. If you plan on hanging out in the campsite at night and don't want headlights lighting up your face as cars traffic through then you might wan't to google... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

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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10 helpful votes 10 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
39 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
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12 helpful votes 12 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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