Once a sea, this now desert campground offers views of the mountains into Mexico and the surrounding Terlingua, Texas area. Use your imagination and have fun at our tropical themed campground. There are plenty of cool rocks and an arroyo to explore on this 42 acres. Fossil And shell hunt, hike, bike, enjoy fabulous sunsets and the best stargazing possible. Keep a look out fo
Once a sea, this now desert campground offers views of the mountains into Mexico and the surrounding Terlingua, Texas area. Use your imagination and have fun at our tropical themed campground. There are plenty of cool rocks and an arroyo to explore on this 42 acres. Fossil And shell hunt, hike, bike, enjoy fabulous sunsets and the best stargazing possible. Keep a look out for awesome desert plants and wildlife. Feel free to bring a painted rock with your name, date, and where you are from to leave at your campsite. This campground is private and remote but conveniently located within 10 minutes of a store that is well stocked with Wi-Fi, ice, beer, propane and other necessities. This is an off grid campground. If you are looking to unplug, this place is for you. Please remember to bring whatever you need for a complete Boondocking experience, such as water, fuel, shade etc.
Please stay on discernible roads, to help preserve this property and pack out ALL trash, toilet paper, wet wipes, human waste, and pet waste.
Please do not leave toilet paper or wet wipes in the desert as they do not decay.
Please do not remove anything including rocks, shells, fossils, etc. from the property so that others can enjoy them.
Sites 1 & 2 are suitable for tent camping and very small trailers such as pop ups. Sites 3 - 7 are suitable for tent camping and travel trailers up to 26'. Sites 1 & 2 have fire rings with cooking grates on them. Sites 3 - 7 have a central fire pit that does not have a cooking grate on it and is a community resource.
Please do be prepared for some leveling if you are utilizing a trailer.
Generators may be used but please be conscious and respectful of your neighbors that want to enjoy the peace and solitude of this vast open desert space. Limit generator use as much as possible. Solar charging works really well during the daytime to top off battery voltage. Please keep campground lighting to a minimum so that others may enjoy the dark sky for star gazing.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Dusty Paddle Site 3 in Texas.
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This is an remote campsite. Just what I was searching for in Terlingua. The road to get there was bumpy but made it just fine with my 15 ft camper trailer and Tacoma. Beautiful sunsets and night sky. I was the only person at the camp so I was alone for at least a mile in every direction. Wonderful stay. I highly recommend it.
Great desert spot
Simple. Straight forward. Exactly what I needed.
Location is tucked back off the main road.
I prefer feeling “far away” from others so this spot was ideal. If there are other campers, you will be camped next to each other… But on this night I was alone :) Cell phone service in that whole region can be spotty but I actually had a few bars of LTE service once at the actual campsite.
Beautiful spot, totally isolated, great views, long vistas . Owner sends a detailed map of how to get there on reasonably smooth dirt roads. All dusty paddle sites are roughly equivalent, on a short loop. While it's a bit further away from Big Bend park, way nicer than staying in a Terilingua RV compound. Simple groceries available at nearby little burro country store
Great campsite! Allan was super helpful and quick to respond with directions last minute. We did get turned around on the dirt roads in the dark (it’s the second right, not the first! 😉). Amazing sunrise view and great dark sky for stars. Thanks dusty paddle!
Awesome primitive spot well off the highway to keep away from car lights and noise. Group fire pit is well made, and we had it all to ourself during our stay. A decent length drive to major sights in BBNP but the size of the park makes that the case from just about anywhere in my experience. Overall a great, private camping experience in beautiful Big Bend country.