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Jackass Flats Campground

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· Terlingua Ranch / Alpine, Texas
20 sites
20 RV/Tent
Located 25 miles north of Terlingua, TX on State Highway 118, close to the historic Comanche Trail, under the brilliant west Texas stars and below famous Nine Point Mesa. Within 25 miles of Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Terlingua Ghost Town, Rio Grande outfitters and river access. The area is not only famous for its rich ranching history but also for its diverse geology and awesome night skies.  Enjoy the Terrymar Pavilion for group gatherings, picnicking or taking in the panoramic views, phenomenal night skies, sunrises and sunsets. View our resident Texas Longhorn steers and horses in the restored nineteenth century stock pens. but DO NOT GET CLOSE TO THE FENCE, THESE CATTLE ARE STOCK, not PETS.  Biscuit the Burro might even make an appearance. A WASH STATION is available behind the pavilion to wash dishes and hands. Be sure to FILL YOUR WATER tank before arriving.  NON POTABLE water can be accessed. There is no city water services available in our area. Stay connected with free Wi-Fi at The Little Burro Country Store which is also on premises.  We offer wood/snacks/groc/ice and food items to meet your needs.
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Terlingua Ranch / Alpine, Texas, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Pam Gordon/Little Burro S.Joined in April 2016
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120 ratings · 89 reviews
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Dona Y.
January 7, 2023
Site 18 - Jackass Flats Campground RVs/Horse
Both wonderfully remote and with a store next to camp. Only one water hookup per 2 rigs was annoying, and there were no dump hookups.
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Jody W.recommends
January 3, 2023
Site 20 - Jackass Flats Campground RVs/Horse
I just love this place!
Everyone is so kind and it's a wonderful place to stay. We met some great people camping next to us, the spot was easy to get into, and the desert atmosphere is great. It's also right off the highway, but there's so little traffic and we were far back and didn't hear anything.
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Kimberly H.recommends
January 1, 2023
Site 15 - Jackass Flats Campground RVs/Horse
Easy location, beautiful views
Great little RV park with basic amenities. ie, outhouse toilet(very clean) and no showers. However there are pay for showers all around Big Bend so it wasn't an issue. The little burro country store has everything you could possibly need and also have extra services like dog watching! Very beautiful vistas and only 20 minutes drive from the turn off into Big Bend. Lot's of Donkeys and horses, some longhorn steer, cats.........You really feel like you are on a working ranch. Which was fun!
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Marybeth C.
December 29, 2022
Site 20 - Jackass Flats Campground RVs/Horse
There are 3 things we look for when selecting a campground: 1) Hookups 2) Campfires Allowed 3) Campers Are Not Parked Side By Side The campground checked off #1 and #2, however the campground map of the campsites was very deceiving. We wanted a remote campsite so based on the map, sites 15-20 looked perfect. When we got there sites 15-20 were all squished together in 50 yards of space. Two campers had to share one pole for electric hookups and there was only one faucet for water hookups so one camper had to do without. There was absolutely no privacy because we were all on top of each other. Also the map shows sites 15-20 a distance away from the road but road noise was an issue. We stayed 25 miles from Big Bend so we could get all 3 of our needs met but we’re disappointed in the campsites. On a positive note the campground host was very nice…the campground map just needs to be updated.
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Jeffrey K.recommends
November 8, 2022
Site 13 - Jackass Flats Campground RVs/Horse
Bike packing across Terlingua Ranch
Great location within Terlingua Ranch with a lot of unique character. Resident donkey’s and a couple of cats that befriend us topped things off. Great stay!
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Jen G.recommends
November 3, 2022
Site 3 - Jackass Flats Primitive Camp
Well kept
Have gone to Big Bend twice and we love staying at Jackass flats. Porta potty is always nice and clean and the sites to camp on are very spacious and clean. Away from the road so you really don’t hear traffic and the night views are amazing.
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Charli P.recommends
April 19, 2022
Site 11 - Jackass Flats Campground RVs/Horse
Great location! Had everything we needed & the donkeys were a great bonus! Highly recommended if your going to be around that area!
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Steven S.recommends
April 11, 2022
Site 10 - Jackass Flats Primitive Camp
Found it easily, set up easily, saw two coyotes, a roadrunner, and heard an animal noise I couldn't identify, and after the moon set the sky filled with so many super-bright stars it was like I was on another planet. Have tent, will return.
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Jamie H.recommends
March 29, 2022
Site 9 - Jackass Flats Primitive Camp
A good open area for camping. Would come back again. The store there is very convenient and well stocked.
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Joel H.recommends
March 26, 2022
Site 13 - Jackass Flats Campground RVs/Horse
Beautiful sunsets and sunrises! Kids liked looking at the donkeys and playing on the old tractor. Little Burro store is conveniently on the property and the Cactus Farm is just down the road.
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Libby W.recommends
March 11, 2022
Site 20 - Jackass Flats Campground RVs/Horse
Great Base Camp to Explore the Area
This was a no frills RV park on the side of the highway. It had good electrical and water hook ups and a couple of porta-potties and garbage cans. It was perfect for us because we were the only ones there and . Good views, clean, and quiet with a well stocked store in the front.
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Karen P.recommends
March 3, 2022
Site 15 - Jackass Flats Campground RVs/Horse
Great gals!!
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Harold H.recommends
January 9, 2022
Site 3 - Jackass Flats Primitive Camp
Great location and a really cool campground. Be careful of cactus thorns in the dirt if you are in a tent. I don't think its a risk to feet, but we popped our air mattress through a tarp and tent bottom. Still highly recommend the site.
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Mary S.recommends
December 31, 2021
Site 20 - Jackass Flats Campground RVs/Horse
We felt right at home!
The property is well cared for and everyone was friendly. The store is delightful! Easy in and out with our 34 foot motorhome. This was the perfect home base for our visit to Big Bend.
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Vanessa C.recommends
November 13, 2021
Site 17 - Jackass Flats Campground RVs/Horse
Perfect spot for us while we worked on our recently purchased property in Terlingua Ranch. The internet access was amazing, I was able to get work done during our stay. Awesome mesa and mountain views. Friendly staff and easy access. Highly recommend and will stay again!
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Barclay W.recommends
October 25, 2021
Site 1 - Jackass Flats Primitive Camp
Great stay at Jackass Flats! Very clean primitive camp sites and multiple restroom options. Also a few covered spaces from protection from temporary rain storms. Also, to be next to a country store is a bonus.
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Meg C.recommends
October 24, 2021
Site 18 - Jackass Flats Campground RVs/Horse
Quiet, funky, convenient
We had a wonderful 2-week stay. Very quiet, beautiful skies, conveniently located to both Big Bend Ranch State Park and Big Bend National Pak. Friendly hosts, wonderful neighbors, and good wi-fii. I would recommend for your stay if in the area.
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Ryan L.recommends
October 12, 2021
Site 16 - Jackass Flats Campground RVs/Horse
Power and WiFi! The store is great too! Get spots 15-20 for closer proximity to the WiFi.
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Lynn B.recommends
October 11, 2021
Site 20 - Jackass Flats Campground RVs/Horse
Fun Times at Jackass Flats
We were there for the Dutch Oven Cook-off. Great time with good food, great live music and fun people. The stars were great. The little store on site has pretty much everything you need if you forgot something. Would definitely stay again.
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Scott S.recommends
September 5, 2021
Site 10 - Jackass Flats Primitive Camp
Incredible views! Perfect secluded campsites. 1/4 mile from Little Burro County Store. Super convenient for campfire food. 10/10 would recommend
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Marcos B.recommends
August 3, 2021
Site 12 - Jackass Flats Campground RVs/Horse
It was the perfect RV/camper experience I’ve ever had! Along with the electrical amenities and the store right next door, there were also some animals that provided us company during our stay! Such a beautiful place!!
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Caitlin A.recommends
May 20, 2021
Site 16 - Jackass Flats Campground RVs/Horse
great people great views great time
had a great time staying here, perfect location for visiting big bend and loved the country store. such a nice little community totally recommend checking this out!
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Jasmine D.recommends
May 17, 2021
Site 3 - Jackass Flats Primitive Camp
We booked last minute and I’m so glad we did! The location was great and very easy to get to, the sites were spacious and well maintained, and we were the only ones there! We arrived just in time for sunset and the surrounding area is very picturesque. I would definitely camp here again.
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Alan S.recommends
April 18, 2021
Site 3 - Jackass Flats Primitive Camp
Awesome place quite just what we were looking for as a group would recommend to anyone looking for a good camp site!!!
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Lacy C.recommends
April 15, 2021
Site 14 - Jackass Flats Campground RVs/Horse
Jackass Flats - the name fits!
We stayed here for two nights in April & we had the place to ourselves. Cool to see the burros right behind our campsite. It wasn’t too far from the parks. Reeling ua is also right up the road. The staff was very nice & the little store was great.
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Jessica T.recommends
April 12, 2021
Site 3 - Jackass Flats Primitive Camp
Loved our stay
We really enjoyed our stay at Jackass Flats! It was our first time camping in the desert and I am so glad that we did. Due to the remoteness of the area, we were able to see an amazing display of stars at night. We even had the privilege to hear a Coyote yipping. The kids also loved walking up to the store to say hi to the donkeys. We spent the majority of our day at Big Bend so it was a nice and flat spot to rest our heads. Typical primitive port-o-potty situation and be sure to bring your own water. The only table at our site was a camp table- just big enough for our stove and our jug of water. But really, we didn’t mind it at all. Staff was very friendly when we came across them (again, we left for the park before the store was open and came back after the store was closed). The time we did spend on grounds though made great memories. We are grateful for the hospitality of the owners to share their property. We would definitely recommend!
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Sarah F.recommends
April 7, 2021
Site 1 - Jackass Flats Primitive Camp
Wonderful campsite
Great spot, really convenient location and the property is beautiful. WiFi was a plus too!
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Cari M.recommends
April 6, 2021
Site 11 - Jackass Flats Campground RVs/Horse
Strategic Landing Before Big Bend
This was my first trip to West Texas as an adult and as a newbie RV’r. The campground was scenic, peaceful and also, unbeknownst to me, a great base camp before heading out to Big Bend. I highly recommend Jackass Flats. Also, the Burro General Store really does have everything you need if you’re camping out there.
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Meagan R.recommends
April 1, 2021
Site 9 - Jackass Flats Primitive Camp
A truly remarkable little gem! If you are looking for peace, quiet, beautiful sunsets, and friendly hosts, I can’t recommend it highly enough. There’s no cell service, but the store WiFi works very well. While it is a little further to Big Bend than staying in Terlingia itself would be, it’s more than worth the extra few minutes drive to come back to the stillness and a sky utterly filled with stars
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William A.recommends
March 31, 2021
Site 5 - Jackass Flats Primitive Camp
We arrived after the store closed. Went to our primitive site. Nice site and beautiful sunset. Sunrise was equally beautiful. Wifi works at primitive sites closer to the highway/store. I recommend these sites, good space.
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