From desert backdrops to scenic mountaintops, Terlingua offers endless camping possibilities.
On the edge of the Chihuahuan Desert lies the sleepy little Texas town of Terlingua. Folks might call this a ghost town, but tourists keep it alive due to its proximity to Big Bend National Park. With over 800,000 acres to explore in Big Bend, it’s no wonder travelers flock to the area. There’s no shortage of activities to enjoy year-round. Stay for a day hike or plot out your week-long backcountry itinerary. With such diverse topography, you can traverse over twenty miles of trails in the Chisos Mountains. Or enjoy scenic hikes along the banks of the Rio Grande River. Being this close to the mighty river means plenty of opportunities to raft and canoe its waters. So where should you stay if you visit Terlingua? This region offers plenty of RV parks and tent camping. For luxury amenities, check out Maverick Ranch RV Park, located at the Lajitas Golf Resort. Relax at the spa, hit the links, or explore trails via horseback. Another popular spot to park your RV for the night is BJ’s RV Park. Big rig and pet-friendly, campers will enjoy amenities like Wi-Fi, full hook-ups, and a community kitchen. Are you looking to stay inside Big Bend? Tent camping is welcome at Chisos Basin Campground. Campers can choose from 60 sites with access to running water, grills, and picnic tables. You are conveniently located near some of the most popular hiking trails in the park, like Window Trail. Bring your mountain bike as the park has an extensive back road system. Or travel the scenic paved roads via motorcycle. Don’t worry if you aren’t able to hit everything on your list. It’s a great excuse to plan yet another trip to Terlingua.