Chisos Basin Campground (NPS Campground)

     


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

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $7 11/2014


Latitude: 29.2755903690422
Longitude: -103.301331996918

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

6 Reviews

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mockturtle

Review Count: 118
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $7.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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PawPaw

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

Date of Stay: - $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: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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: 2

Date of Stay: - $7.00
Overall Rating:      

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: 7269
States Visited: 56
Helpful Reviews: 24

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: - $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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  • 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.

    mockturtleNovember 2014

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