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Chisos Basin Campground

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Chisos Basin, Big Bend National Park, TX 79834
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Houston, Texas
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Los Angeles, California
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145 hotel reviews
380 helpful votes 380 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Spent three nights here in site #45. $14/night. We made our reservations www.recreation.gov and were glad as the campground sold out. There are two campground hosts on duty and they're on you pretty quick to make sure you're in the right spot. Not a lot of privacy at the sites, but each has a shelter, grill, picnic table and space... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We chose to camp at Chisos Basin for the fact that it was in the mountains (cooler), and a smaller campground. Let me first address the only reason this rating is 4 and not a 5. I would give it a 4.5 if I could. Unfortunately, the park website does not advise about privacy of campsites. There are a few... More

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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This campground is really amazing! It's in the most beautiful spot. The weather in late February was perfect. Warm during the day with a cool breeze in the shade. Cold at night. It's in a basin, so there are 360 mountain views. A trip up to the lodge and window view trail makes for the most stunning sunsets you'll ever... More

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San Antonio, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Camping up there is unreal. The stars and scenery are unmatched. There is plenty of hiking available around the campground without having to drive to other parts of the park. For me, the Chisos is the coolest part of the park. Next time, I want to camp primitively all around the mountains, but the sites in the campground were great... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I just finished a 5 night stay at the Chisos Basin campground at site 54. As other reviewers have mentioned, 39 is the best spot and I agree but 54 was great too. The camp hosts were very friendly and ready to help and answer questions and the trails were really close by. Lack of showers was... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I always loved the desert, and this phenomenal park offers you everything, but make sure to plan your visit during Fall, or Winter, because at Summer is TOO HOT! And there are a lot of rattlesnakes on every path you walk. The hotel is so peaceful, a perfect place to RELAX, and forget about the city. The last time I... More

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Address: Chisos Basin, Big Bend National Park, TX 79834
Location: United States > Texas > Big Bend National Park
Number of rooms: 65
Also Known As:
Chisos Basin Campground Hotel Big Bend National Park
Chisos Basin Campground Big Bend National Park, Texas

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