- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Lots of gravel roads, or if you have a mountain bike, there are lots of places to ride through the desert. Big Bend State Park ...Read more
It's fun to explore the area, so wear your hiking boots. Lots of hiking opportunities in Big Bend National Park and Big Bend St...Read more
Great kayaking and canoeing on the Rio Grande. It's a little over an hour drive either in the national park or Lajitas.
Natural features you'll find at AREA9: Big Bend Remote Campsite in Texas.
9 Point Mesa to the east, Chisos mountains to the south.
Right next to 9 Point Mesa.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
My family of 5 camped here for the past week and LOVED it! Jody’s place is amazing and truly enhanced our Big Bend area experience. The views are incredible for stargazing, sunrises and sunsets! The table, chairs (there are now about 5 metal chairs, in addition to the blue ones you see in the main picture), stools (2), side tables, fire pit, grill, buckets to fill with rocks to hold things down if it’s windy, multiple places to pitch a tent or park, and “outhouse” take remote camping up several notches, not to mention the cool art / decorations Jody has included. We were able to explore the Big Bend National and State parks for 4 days, and took a couple days to visit Terlingua Ghost Town, Alpine, Marfa, Fort Davis and the Davis Mountains State Park - Area9 was centrally located.
The directions Jody gave were spot on, though I am grateful we heeded her advice and found it the first time in daylight. A couple nights got really windy, so I advise to make sure you have guylines packed and ready to use if needed. On the other nights we slept with the rainfly off and enjoyed sleeping under the stars (first week of November)! It was just magical.
My kids (ages 7, 6, and 4) loved exploring the land, playing with Jody’s props, and eating s’mores under the Milky Way. My husband and I enjoyed sharing coffee at sunrise, wine at sunset, and spending time imagining our own constellations with the kids. We all definitely recommend Area9 if you’re wanting solitude and beauty!
Just like described
Great site. Easy to find with amazing views. There was a house within site that you don't see on the pictures but it was far enough away to not notice. Site has lots of room and amazing sunrise/sunset views.
Unfortunately the first 3 days brought lots of rain and one of the most impressive lightning storms I have ever seen.
The site seems to always be windy due to it's location so plan for that.
Will definitely stay here again!
Our stay at Area 9 was absolutely incredible. We wanted a secluded spot with beautiful scenery during our 9 day visit to the region and that is exactly what we got. The little touches were incredible like the chairs to relax in while watching the sun rise over the mesa. It was well worth the drive back and forth to the parks for us in exchange for the peace and quiet we received.
Very nice area about halfway between Alpine and Terlingua. Was a reasonable drive from Big Bend. The area was gorgeous and had plenty of room for all of us to stay. Couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay.
Great site, but awful directions.
The campsite is very cute, remote and with beautiful views. Our only major complaint is the directions we were given. We copy/pasted into google maps the exact GPS coordinates given to us and it took us to the middle of a cow pasture about 1.5-2 hours away from the actual site. Finding the spot in the dark with no service took us an extra 3.5 hours. There were forks in the road and landmarks that were not noted in the written directions we were given, so it was very confusing. (ie: we came to a roundabout with a large flagpole and thought we made a wrong turn because there was no mention of that. Turned out we needed to keep going and make another turn) More detailed descriptions and some additional signs or even just a yellow stick in the dirt would help campers find it more easily. The site doesn’t get looked at by the host between each guests’ stay so there was quite a bit of trash left over from previous campers. All that being said, we were extremely happy with the site once we found it. The privacy is exactly what we were looking for and the firepits/chairs/table was nice to use. Nice drives to Big Bend and Terlingua. Close to a cute country store stocked with the basics. Would camp there again and definitely recommend!
Amazing spot in the desert!
We enjoyed our two nights at area 9! Jody was a great host and gave accurate and helpful instructions. I appreciated it was far enough away from the highway to enjoy the peace and stillness of the desert. The road is not treacherous but is sandy in spots and rocky in others so having a high clearance vehicle is probably a good idea. There was a nice fire pit, two great lounge chairs, a separate cooking fire pit, and a counter height table (loosely assembled) and two stools that made the stay comfortable. There is also a little enclosure that allows you privacy when nature calls. Never saw another person either on the road or in person during the weekend. The camp area is on a small hill so you get a perched 360 view of the beautiful vistas. Definitely recommend!
Fantastic location, great place to hide out for a few days. Loved the chairs and the fire pit. And the views, of course. Really good directions to the site. The only knock was the previous campers apparently left the site a mess--beer cans, toilet paper, things like that. The site needs a little attention, that's all. And other campers, please leave sites in better condition than when arrive!