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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The scenery is extraordinary with mountains completely surrounding the basin. I was there in late April, and the cactus were in bloom, lending lovely color to the desert landscape. The sky was a brilliant cloudless blue. I would have liked to turn off the full moon so that I could see more stars. Just up the road there is a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really beautiful campground in terms of scenery and proximity to trails, but campsites are very clumped together and the wind every night is extreme. We had our tent staked well but others were not so lucky. The wind may keep you up at night, so have a back up option if it becomes too much for you.

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best camp grounds in the park. Staying in the basin keeps the temperatures more moderate (we went May 2015). The views are spectacular. Well kept grounds, friendly visitors. Close by Chisos Basin Lodge where you can park and use their WIFI, visit visitor center, lodge restaurant, and many trail heads. Biggest con: no showers. The only showers... More 

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Cibolo, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

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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85 reviews 85 reviews
14 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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