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Big Bend Ranch State Park

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Not much to envy to the National brother

All the road through the park along the wonderful hills and mounts is amazing. This is a geological... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Willis, Texas
Worth the Drive

Really enjoyed the drive, there are some spectacular views. Stop by the visitor center on the east... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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Site where organized camel trail rides take place in West Texas.
Fm 170, Sauceda Headquarters, Presidio, TX 79845
+1 254-675-4867
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 13, 2015

We went to Big Bend Ranch State Park in July 2013, before camping in Chisos Mountains campgrounds in Big Bend National Park. Both great experiences, but quite different. Chisos Mountains campground is a well-developed car camping experience, with your neighbors right next to you, and...More

22  Thank Wanderjahr
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

Detailed information about the bunkhouse was difficult to find, so here is everything you ever wanted to know. Before visiting I really wanted to know how the beds were set up. See the photos. There is a hallway with small cubicles along each side. The...More

8  Thank MaxConcrete
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Reviewed 1 week ago

All the road through the park along the wonderful hills and mounts is amazing. This is a geological treasure to see all the kinds of erosion by wind, water running and rocks slides, fault lines from earthquakes, and also the River erosion while making it...More

Thank 369geico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the drive, there are some spectacular views. Stop by the visitor center on the east of the park they have a very interesting display on the history of the area. Word of caution, there was a group of bicyclists on the road and...More

Thank Jdhopson
Reviewed October 7, 2018

We only had a little time but the drive from Terlingua toward Lajitas along Hwy 170 if breathtaking. You will see a better view of the Rio Grande that separates Texas from Mexico than at the national park. The road has lots of steep, winding...More

Thank Dianne W
Reviewed September 8, 2018

This trip wasn't planned but we were down that way so we decided to visit as we have always wanted to. Firstly i understand now that September is not the best time to visit. Monsoon season i was told and it rained heavily the day...More

Thank St_matty
Reviewed July 4, 2018

This was our first trip to Big Bend Ranch State Park. We went mid-week in the spring because we are tent campers, and that means Temperature Matters. Be sure to stop at the Visitor Center on you way in from Presidio, otherwise you'll have a...More

Thank AnotherNiteOnTheRoad
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

At a recommendation from some locals: Traveling from Marfa to Terlingua take this most amazing route!!! It is stunning and like no other place in Texas. Take the main road from Marfa to Presidio, then turn east on FM 170. You will see a couple...More

Thank blackska
Reviewed May 15, 2018

After 2 days in the National Park (hiked Hot Spring Canyon Trail, Window Trail, Window View Trail, Lost Mine Trail & Santa Elena Canyon Trail), we also really enjoyed the drive along the Rio Grande in Big Bend Ranch State Park and the Closed Canyon...More

2  Thank michigantraveler35
Reviewed May 14, 2018

We traveled in late April and I suppose I had expected more, having been used to the Rockies. The river was very small and restricted with little lush vegetation in the canyons around the very dry park. We are limited in mobility so were unable...More

1  Thank fixedwing40
Reviewed May 3, 2018

We had a free day and decided to take FM170 through the park. I can't say enough about the beauty of this drive. It's no more than a couple of hours round trip and you will have memories of a lifetime. I did morning to...More

1  Thank EyeForget
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Well i'll start by saying that the drive on FM170, the river road is very beautiful. not the most amazing drive ive ever done, but nevertheless very cool. There are some great access points to the river, and some great stops for hikes to the...More

Thank Markclo1
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Eric C
July 30, 2016|
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Dale J
February 25, 2016|
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Response from AruoraKode | Reviewed this property |
OK Dale here we go, I'll answer best I can. you will have no problem with a road less traveled around here. We went in Oct and personal I'd say Spring and Fall are the best times. Because i know your in TN but you don't... More
October 26, 2015|
Response from VLasai | Reviewed this property |
Here is some info on reserving a room: Cabin availability and reservations are made by phone: (512) 389-8919 If you are on Facebook, I recommend connecting with their Facebook Page "Big Bend Ranch State Park - Texas Parks... More