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Chisos Basin Campground

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Waite Park
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this beautiful part of the USA in June, 2016, & I'm glad I stayed there before The Wall will be built. The hikes were spectacular overlooks. This will be spoiled with an unnecessary and ugly monstrosity by someone who has never visited the Park. Get there before this atrocity happens! My sympathies go to the Park rangers who...

6Thank Charles M
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

The Chisos Campground has unique topography enveloping campers in the basin whichever way is faced. In terms of views from just outside the tent this campground is in a different league than my usual fare. Most camp sites I've frequented are a cheap means to hitting a trail early and coming back in the dark to sleep; repeat the next...

3Thank Westerosi22
Reviewed December 29, 2016

I've camped at Chisos Basin a couple times now and am in love! Close to the trail head for South Rim and the Window trail, and absolutely beautiful to wake up to. My only complaint is that on each occasion there have been rowdy fellow campers nearby, and if you are unlucky enough to have your tent right next to...

2Thank Tyler L
Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

This was my first time staying in this campground. I really appreciated having flushing toilets and a dish washing sink at this campground. I noticed a sign saying the campground did not have any sites as I drove into the basin but I decided to risk it and found about 10 open sites. That was a Wednesday night at the...

5Thank jenhaddock
Reviewed October 30, 2016

We planned to camp at Chisos Basin and in Big Bend Ranch State Park. On our long drive in, we called Chisos Basin to see how likely it would be for us to get a site (Sunday night). They only had a message that said they were rarely full except for holiday weekends. We reached the park and had to...

5Thank WOR_Nh
Midland, Texas
Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

First come first serve basis. Pull into the campground and go to the bulletin board and fill out the envelope information with your vehicle details and which campsite # you plan to claim. Rip off your receipt portion, Slip $14 into the envelope and drop it in the metal box. Clip your receipt to the marker at your campsite. Hammock...

1Thank Brad H
Cumberland, Rhode Island
Reviewed August 28, 2016

The summer is Big Bend's off season, so all camp sites in Chisos Basin Campground are first come, first serve. We arrived around 7:30 PM on the first Monday of August and had no problem finding a good camp site. The campground is surrounded by the mountains and makes for a beautiful sunset and sunrise. Each campsite has a covered...

2Thank HowieTraveler
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed August 25, 2016

We tent camped at the Chisos basin. The location was great and we could easily travel to other locations in the park. The only drawback was that there were no showers. However you can drive a little over half an hour to Rio Grande Village. Be aware that about 50% of the sites can be reserved in advance. The others...

1Thank 690couple
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

In the middle of a desert, the Chisos Mountains offer a beautiful and majestic setting! The campground was very clean and provided clean bathrooms, drinking water, but no shower. A permanent picnic table with overhead covering, bear boxes for food, and good level sites for tents. The campground park ranger was very friendly and informative. The camp store had an...

1Thank Forrest H
Bronte, Tx
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Seriously gorgeous views! Sites are pretty close together, so don't expect a ton of privacy! Worth it to wake up to the Chisos in the morning. Close to the lodge and stores- really convenient! Can't wait to go back!

1Thank Ashley B
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Additional Information about Chisos Basin Campground

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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“select a spot on the outside of the loops”
 of 5 bubbles 32tylerl, Dec 29, 2016 | Read review
“Chisos Basin the best and most beautiful campground in the park!”
 of 5 bubbles 690couple, Aug 25, 2016 | Read review
“Arrive early!”
 of 5 bubbles csprau88, May 26, 2016 | Read review
“Um, it's not a hotel - it's a campground. So there is no service and the sleep quality depends on your camping gear.”
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  • Bathroom right across from Campsite 036, Loop 2.
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  • It's a campsite - so technically, it could be a picture of the room suite. Campsite 036, Loop 2.
 of 5 bubbles susu71, Apr 25, 2016 | Read review
“Site 52 was a great location, fantastic view. Just one site away from the beginning of the Window trail. Plenty of room for two tents.”
 of 5 bubbles hzburton, Jan 15, 2016 | Read review
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