5 Parks near Lajitas, Texas
May 2016 - $32.00
The previous May 2016 review covers most of the details very well. Each site is gravel with a picnic table located on a paved pad. WiFi worked much of the time with the park less than 25% occupied, important as neither Verizon nor AT&T had a usable signal at the park. The pool was nice, though the water was not clear during our stay. Strongly recommend that you have food supplies before your arrival as there is very limited shopping available in Lajitas, the park appearing to be essentially the only commercial activity in this tiny town. It's about 30 miles east to the Big Bend National Park main visitors center. Also note that there is no crossing into Mexico at Lajitas. - Johnson's
May 2016 - $35.00
Excellent RV park. Large spaces with excellent hookups. Club house and pool nice and clean. This part of a larger resort with amenities extended to those staying at Maverick Ranch. Things to be aware of: (A) you are in the desert. (B) Try to arrange a site that has your door facing east to avoid afternoon sun. (C) wind comes up very fast. Do not leave awnings out unattended. (D) This is a dark community. Outside lights off at 9:00 pm, enjoy the stars they are great.
WI-FI is good, cable is acceptable. This is by far the nicest RV park usable for visiting Big Bend Parks. - elvato
Apr 2016 - $37.00
RV Park is part of the Lajitas Golf &Spa resort across the street. All amenities of the resort are available to RVers. However, the RV park has its own meeting and lounge building with laundry, showers, pool, and grill facilities. Centrally located to visit Big Bend NP and all other areas. Make sure door and awning face the east to avoid afternoon sun. This will also give you a front door view of the best sunsets and sunrises. All outside lights must be off by 9PM (dark sky) so that everyone can view the night sky. Resort will provide golf cart shuttle from across the street if needed and requested. Excellent full service restaurant at resort but don't miss Starlight Theater at Ghost Town just up the road toward Big Ben NP. You are in desert so no shade and dirt. Unique in that your neighbor may pull in opposite from your direction so that you do not step over his sewer hoses when you open your door. Stayed 3 nights but will be back. - aliner man
Mar 2016 - $28.00
One of the best parks ever! There is no pool, no kids area, no store, no dog play area, really nothing outstanding. The sites are level, water and WiFi excellent. There is no grass (this is Terlingua) and only small trees. What makes this park outstanding is the people. It is immaculately clean, the manager cleans the dust off the picnic tables daily, and the laundry facilities are excellent. The owner guided us to hiking trails that weren't on any maps. They grilled ribs for the whole park one night, with everyone bringing a side dish. Also, the snowbirds are very friendly and welcoming. Many have been coming here for years. One has been coming to BJ's for over 30 years. One of the things I noticed was the lack of dust. Dust is a problem many places when the wind is blowing, and it always is. Somehow, we had no dust, and that is a big consideration. Not everyone will appreciate Terlingua, Big Bend, or BJ's, but we loved it. - hudsonguy
Feb 2016 - $28.00
This park is an anomaly. As you drive up and into the park you think, how did this dump get such good reviews. Agree that the people are very friendly and helpful.
Site was level but close together. Utilities worked well. I got extended Verizon 3G service at the campground. Bathrooms and laundry clean. Water pressure low at 30 psi. I had just enough room to manuever my 40 foot fifth wheel. Wifi was just ok. My Wifi complaint is that they block a lot
of websites. Example, I wanted to check my bank and it wouldn't go through so good thing it wasn't urgent. Wifi was pretty quick for the basics email that it allowed
you to access. The park served it's purpose without the complaints of the other park a few miles away. - cwier
Jan 2016 - $43.00
This quickly became a favorite park of ours. We pulled into BJ's just before dark on a dreary Saturday evening and the camp host came out to meet us and welcome us to the park. They showed us to our site and we discussed the best way for us to pull in and get situated.
The park itself is nothing fancy. It has good power, level/gravel sites and strong/stable WiFi. Restrooms are clean and well cared for. It has everything you need...plus a very nice smoker.
The people are what really make this park stand out. It has a very warm, friendly atmosphere that keeps many guests coming back year-after-year. This is a place to come for good friends and conversation around a campfire.
We stayed two weeks and wished we could have stayed longer. We'll definitely be back next chance we get. - 5nomads
Terlingua, Texas 79852 (map) | (432) 371-2218
Sites: 131 | Latest Rate: $20.00 | 73 Reviews
Aug 2016 - $20.00
We had a pull through site with full hookups. The water, 30 amp electric and sewer hookups were all good, no problems. The sites are gravel with small trees and a picnic table. We had a little rain during our stay and the sites do not get muddy due to the sandy gravel, which is nice. The wifi signal and speed was really good. I like the fact that near the entrance to this RV park is a gas station with both gasoline and diesel, a restaurant and a store. We were very happy with this RV park and will stay here the next time we visit Big Bend National Park. Also, the management was very nice and helpful to us. - mzuber58
Jun 2016 - $26.00
It is dry and hot there. Very dusty park but clean. Not much shade at all. You are allowed to use common room for cards and games. The actual entrance to Big Bend is about 3 miles away. - cmiller
Apr 2016 - $26.00
All gravel and dirt roads and pads. Flat with some trees and a little grass. Large RV park behind nice motel, no pool or playground. The pull thru sites are long and wide with FHU. No traffic noise. 4 bars Verizon cell signal and 3G mobile hot spot, good satellite signal, no local channels, no cable TV. No wi-fi at sites, only in rec room. Office staff friendly and helpful. Adjoining café, store and gas station clean and well stocked. After seeing other RV parks in the area, would stay here again. 5 miles from Terlinqua and 5 miles from Big Bend NP. - Pepper Dan
May 2015 - $14.00
Cottonwood Campground is the western, smaller of the two campgrounds on the Rio Grande River. It is in a barbed wire enclosure in a mesquite thicket. It is a level grassy area with a number of large cottonwood trees. Many, but not all, camp sites have shade. There is a Nat'l Park Visitors Center and a small store nearby, where one can get ice and sodas. The pit toilets are very clean. There is a single "Filtered Water" spigot near the entrance to the campground. There are a number of other water spigots distributed around the campground with signs reading "Non-potable Water". The Ranger said the water was actually safe to drink from these spigots, but tastes bad. Each of the camp sites has its own "bear box". There is no electric, no sewer and no dump. The road in the campground is gravel and dusty when people drive too fast. In the spring, Cottonwood Campground is a birding hot spot with many bird watchers coming through during the day. - Teardrop11
Nov 2014 - $7.00
Very pleasant, very quiet campground. Pretty shade trees, Rio Grande flows by. No dump station, no generator use. - mockturtle
Apr 2014 - $7.00
This is the place to escape the hustle and bustle of the big cities (even the small towns). Just a few yards from the Rio Grande, this no-generator campground is ideal for bird watchers and folks just wanting to relax. Thankfully, we stayed in a site shaded by large cottonwood trees. Daytime highs were in the upper 90s with lows around 70. Our fellow campers were quiet. The campground gets lots of day use from birders. Some may intrude on your site but most respect the invisible boundaries. The price reflects the National Park Service's Senior Pass rate (50% off). We'll definitely return, ideally when the temps are a little more moderate. - Desert Beacon
Apr 2015 - $14.00
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. - Teardrop11
Nov 2014 - $7.00
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. - mockturtle
Aug 2014 - $14.00
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. - PawPaw