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Chisos Basin Campground

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Chisos Basin, Big Bend National Park, TX 79834
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Antonio, Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
31 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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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
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4 helpful votes 4 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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
14 helpful votes 14 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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