Hipcamp host James B.,
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This land is located on about 6 acres of Chihuahuan desert land, about 1 mile directly south of the old ghost town of Lobo (which is why this place is called South Lobo), which is about 17 miles south of I-10 at Van Horn, Texas.

The Rio Grande valley is about 15 miles to the west of this site, and about 2 miles east is Chispa Mountain (about 1200 feet higher than the

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This land is located on about 6 acres of Chihuahuan desert land, about 1 mile directly south of the old ghost town of Lobo (which is why this place is called South Lobo), which is about 17 miles south of I-10 at Van Horn, Texas.

The Rio Grande valley is about 15 miles to the west of this site, and about 2 miles east is Chispa Mountain (about 1200 feet higher than the surrounding country).

Some day I hope to operate a small interfaith chapel and emergency water station (this land is located about 15 miles as the crow flies from Mexico) but for now it is just a beautiful bit of country for camping. You can learn more about our mission by searching for "South Lobo, Texas."

My pricing is per vehicle (since this is the most environmentally impactful thing that happens on this place), which means that primitive campers who are not parking on the property can camp for free (one extra camping space is reserved for primitive campers).

There is no power or water on site and minimal shade. You are welcome to hike, mountain bike, explore, etc but ATV's are not allowed (except on the dirt road).

This is also a great location for railfans (Amtrak goes through here six times per week while going between San Antonio and Los Angeles, but there is also some freight traffic) but also for stargazers and ham radio operators (very low electrical noise levels).

Safety wise: The Border Patrol is frequently in this area, so please do not be surprised if they come by and say hello while you are camping. If they ask about your presence, tell them you are camping with the permission of the landowner. Other than the border patrol, you are unlikely to encounter any other people. The biggest danger out here is dehydration. Be sure and bring more water than you think you'll need as it is a long drive back to Van Horn. (and if you have any extra left, please consider leaving it behind for emergency use from refugees who may be passing through)

Lots of things to see and do in the area --- Van Horn is a nice town (with some decent food, stores, etc.). The famous Prada Marfa isn't far away and of course there is the ghost town in Lobo (where they occasionally have film festivals and other events). Lots of folks pass through this area heading to Big Bend and other points further out.

Please do your best to clean up your camp site when you leave so that this unique landscape will be preserved for future visitors to see and experience.

RV only area
Vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
4 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
No toilet
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Remove your rubbish
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical connection
No water connection
No sewage dump point
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send James a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 50% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at South Lobo, Texas in Texas.

Mountainous

Chispa Mountain (1200 feet of elevatino gain) is about 2 miles to the east

Desert
Field

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Hipcamper Michael

Night sky. quiet but for 4 trains.

Michael C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 5th, 2021

A little sketchy directions getting to the site. All wheel drive needed if it has rained recently. (It does not rain very much here.) Site is 100 yds from train tracks. 4 trains passing in the night when we were there. The night sky was great. Faint lights from Van Horn, TX but otherwise you are out there in the wilderness. The price is right. Go for it.

Hipcamper Chief
Chief H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 4th, 2021

Great place to stop and chill

Property
James B.’s Land
State
Texas
Country
United States
$10/night
4 Sites