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Terlingua, Texas

B.J.'s RV Park

Terlingua, Texas



Terlingua, Texas
Phone: (432) 371-2259

Sites: 19
Recent Rate: $28 3/2016

Latitude: 29.3215490987397
Longitude: -103.592491149902

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $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 no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $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 yes
  • 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 no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • 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) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • 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

20 Reviews

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at B.J.'s RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 126
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at B.J.'s RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 69
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is by no means an oasis in the desert, but it's a very good place to park your camper while you are visiting the desert. Bud and Irene, the current owners, are super nice and more than willing to help in any way possible. Bud helped us get the rig parked, making sure everything was ok. Later he came over with a map and gave us some great advice about touring Big Bend NP. Later that evening, they had a campfire for all the visitors. The park has been sold, and new owners will be taking over soon. I was told by some of the friendly locals that the new owners are very nice folks, too. It would surprise me if they weren't, as everyone we met in Terlingua was really nice to us. Great place to visit. We camped at B.J.'s RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Not sure
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Big Bend is super to see. Allow a minimum of two days to see the park. More if you can manage it. No fancy restaurants, but the ones we visited were good and the people are all super friendly.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

I will concur with other comments by herbee in Jan 2016. We called and made a reservation, pay when you get there. Bud came out and met us as we pulled in and showed us to our site. Sites are large and level, you are in the desert, no grass, just gravel and dirt. Water pressure and electric good, ATT cell service 3 & 4 bar 3G. Park WIFI best I have had to date, very fast. Small Rv park with 2 showers/bathrooms in a mobile home as well as washer/dryer, kitchen and rec area, all were very clean. Bud had a campfire that night a bunch of campers sat around and socialized. Very clean, small and quiet park. Irene provided us with information on Big Bend NP and Ranch SP. Bud and Irene have recently sold and I believe the new owners should continue the nice atmosphere that we encountered here. Will definitely stay here if in the area again. We camped at B.J.'s RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

We found the west side of Big Bend, drive to Santa Elena Canyon and the drive west on Hwy 170 through Big Bend Ranch State Park towards Presidio very scenic and enjoyable. East side of Big Bend to boquillas canyon was ok.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at B.J.'s RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

You're just a couple minutes from Big Bend National Park, which is a must see. There's also a market in town with a surprisingly good selection and a couple restaurants that are very good.

Verizon and Sprint service is enough to make a phone call or text, but that's about it.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is based on weekly stay. We stayed for a week and will stay again next time we are in the area. Amenities are "interesting" from the outside but neat, clean, and good to use. Virtually no shade,but we are in a desert. Sites are level, gravel, and due to be fine tuned during the summer. WiFi is strong and consistent. No local TV but satellite reception is fine. Hosts are very friendly and helpful. We came here on word of mouth recommendation and are truly glad we did. We camped at B.J.'s RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 260
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

The only RV park in town. Close to the west entrance of Big Bend National Park. Next to the Terlinqua Chili Cook-off site, gravel & sand with mostly level sites and decent utilities. Strong Wi-Fi, no on-the-air TV. Power spiked seven times over 134 volts and our EMS disconnected each time. Host is friendly enough. There are no CG activities or amenities. Ghost Town Terlinqua has some interesting sites and businesses. The trees have been planted and being tended, showing new growth. You don't have any choices in this part of TEXAS. The CG is acceptable but not a great place. Laundry $5, showers $4 in dated and not very clean bathroom in the old Mobile Home they use as an activity center. The choices within Big Bend NP are a little better but also much higher priced. Most CG's in the park are primitive and this is Chihuahuan Desert. If we do return to the area we won't have much choice but to return here. We camped at B.J.'s RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

There isn't much choice in this area. Campground is dirt/gravel level sites, but well maintained with hookups easily accessible. Full sun, no shade. Sites are right next to each other like a parking lot. Hardly anyone there this time of year, so we had plenty of room. Restrooms (2 uni-sex bathrooms) with showers along with a washer & dryer are in an old trailer. Park is right off the main road and close to the entrance of Big Bend. Had the best steaks at the Starlight Theatre. We camped at B.J.'s RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Enjoyed 4 nights here. Clean, but of course dusty in the desert and no shade. Wi-Fi worked great. Power and water were reliable. Convenient to town and Big Bend. Host was extraordinarily helpful when I ran into a small plumbing issue. Most definitely would stay here again. We camped at B.J.'s RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is a little farther from Big Bend National Park than several others, but we liked the look of it better. The owners are very friendly. They have small gatherings and off-site excursions for food and entertainment to which you are invited to participate if desired. We are staying an extra week because we have enjoyed our time here. We will return. There are plans to plants trees in the near future. We would recommend this park to others. We camped at B.J.'s RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites were bigger than average; nothing fancy, but clean & very quiet. It is very dark at night which makes it great for star gazing. Manager was nice. Good location for visiting Big Bend NP and Terlingua. Would stay here again. We camped at B.J.'s RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Very gracious managers who personally escorted me to site and took the time to show me information about the area. Flat sites, clean facilities, close enough to Big Bend and old town Terlingua. I would definitely stay there again. We camped at B.J.'s RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Good staff. I met the owners as well. Nothing fancy, but tons of room, level, good WiFi and water. I stayed several days, and would return. We camped at B.J.'s RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Pedestals have been updated. Wi-Fi is excellent. Rate is weekly. People here are very friendly. Great to visit this side of NP and the state park. Close to food and entertainment at the ghost town. This is not Ft. Wilderness but it's the desert. We would come back here again. We camped at B.J.'s RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The utility of this park can't be understated. As the previous reviewer says it is excellent for exploring Big Bend NP and also Big Bend State Park (which we did not do). About the only problem is that it is DUSTY. But management and other campers were very friendly and the services offered were fine. The park was full and we did not experience any power problems but it was also cool weather and no one had AC going. Our site was so level didn't even need boards. BTW, the night sky is pretty awesome. We camped at B.J.'s RV Park in a Motorhome.

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