Big Bend National Park, Texas

Chisos Basin Campground (NPS Campground)

Big Bend National Park, Texas



Big Bend National Park, Texas
Phone: (432) 477-1121

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $14 4/2015

Latitude: 29.2755903690422
Longitude: -103.301331996918

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

7 Reviews

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Teardrop11

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

The National Park Service advises trailers up to only 20 feet and RVs only up to 24 feet. In reality, there are very few sites that will accommodate either. The back-in sites look to be about 15-16 feet. The pull out sites are really nothing more than a wide spot in the road - and in some cases, not all that wide. This is really a tent campground - and the tent sites are pretty good. The restrooms are clean but no showers and only cold water in the sinks. There is a water shortage and the Park Service asks that people limit themselves to 5 gallons of water per person per day. This is an CCC-era National Park campground, so there is no electric and no sewer. Each of the camp sites has its own "bear box". There is a small store up the hill with basics like ice, bread and soda. Big Bend National Park is pretty far from just about everything so the people that come here seem to be friendly and responsible campers, no unreasonable noise and respectful all around. We camped at Chisos Basin Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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mockturtle

Review Count: 142
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $7.00
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Beautiful setting. The road into the campground was steep in places with severe switchbacks toward the southern end and is not recommended for RVs longer than 24 ft. The sites were mostly short and not level. The dump station was under construction and not usable. Would have stayed longer but it was so very cold I headed south to Castolon. We camped at Chisos Basin Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

There is a small store at the visitor's center with a few grocery items, some camping items and sweatshirts, etc. Lots of snack items.

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PawPaw

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is full rate for dry camping. Senior Pass is $7 per night. Excellent tent campground. Fair campground for small pop-ups, travel trailers and motorhomes. Pull-through sites are really just parking along wide spot in road. Road side slides may not work. Small rigs only. Though some up to 30' will fit a few spots - they won't be level. No real level RV parking anywhere in campground. There are no showers available at any NPS campground in Big Bend NP. Only pay showers at Rio Grande Village. The scenery, and cooler weather in summer, makes Chisos Basin worth a visit. We camped at Chisos Basin Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Mountain

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $4.00
Overall Rating:      

Extraordinary views surrounding campsite. Well worth the winding road into campground. Suggest you arrive in daylight because the campground is laid out curiously. Many spots are tight to get into and not very level. We camped at Chisos Basin Campground (NPS Campground) in a Tent Trailer.

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pumper9x9

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $7.00
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This campground has generator use areas, but if you're trying to get in there with anything over 30' forget it. The road is fine, but the sites are small and even 30' would be pushing it. On the plus side, it is up in the basin and close to hiking. They have wi-fi up in the lodge, and restaurant and bar service are available up there. Paved roads and gravel sites. Make reservations to insure you get a site that's big enough for your rig, and you can run a generator if you need it. Also remember that it's 10-15 degrees cooler up there than the Rio Grand campground. Note the price was with the 50% senior discount. We camped at Chisos Basin Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Motorhome Madness

Review Count: 7264
States Visited: 55
Helpful Reviews: 49

Overall Rating:      

As with many National Park campgrounds, really great scenery but no hookups or showers.
Does have flush toilets, dump station, water points, and a pay phone (you are way out of cell phone range). Most sites have a covered picnic table, grill, and large steel food safe. There is a 24 foot maximum limit on length for good reason. The only access road has several hairpin cutbacks and the campsites are quite small and close together. Near ranger station, ampitheater with frequent ranger programs, lodge, well-stocked store, restaurant, and several trailheads with many hikes for all abilities. In the mountains, so somewhat cooler than down at the river campgrounds. We camped at Chisos Basin Campground (NPS Campground) in a Tent Trailer.

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julievojo

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2004 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful location with awesome views. The sites are close together, but the place is fairly quiet anyway. You would not be able to get into this park with a big rig. We have a small Class B and that was easy to drive in and out, but I would not drive in anything larger than 30 ft or so. They have flush toilets, but no showers and no hook ups. There is a dump station and fresh water is available. There had been a mountain lion spotted in the park just before we arrived and there are javalinas running around, so be sure to keep your dogs inside and keep a close watch on small children. We camped at Chisos Basin Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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