Hipcamp host Jeff M.,
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Primitive camping and small trailer sites. Plenty of acreage to explore. The Goat Pens of Cigar Springs Ranch are easily accessed and located on South County Road. This central location provides an ideal basecamp close to the Terlingua Ghost Town and both Big Bend State and National Parks. The unique geology and topography of the Goat Pens made this a popular movie set and m

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Primitive camping and small trailer sites. Plenty of acreage to explore. The Goat Pens of Cigar Springs Ranch are easily accessed and located on South County Road. This central location provides an ideal basecamp close to the Terlingua Ghost Town and both Big Bend State and National Parks. The unique geology and topography of the Goat Pens made this a popular movie set and many westerns were filmed here in the 80's and 90's. Come out and enjoy seclusion, peace and quiet, awesome scenery with sunrises and sunsets to die for. All while still being able to easily take advantage of the area's other attractions.

The Goat Pens includes an outdoor events venue that hosts concerts, stargazing parties, festivals and weddings. The Goat Pens also has the only drive-in movie theater in the Big Bend area. Send a text or check The Goat Pens Facebook page (@goatpens) for information and dates of events.  Hipcampers always receive free admission to events. 

Thanks, Jeff.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
50 sites
Up to 7 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Showers available
No potable water
No kitchen
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-through site
Max length 20ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Jeff a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Goat Pens in Texas.

Desert
Mountainous

Places to see near Goat Pens, Cigar Springs Ranch

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Hipcamper Frederic
Frederic H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 30th, 2021

The Goat Pens campground is located 1.5mi off of Route 170, just a couple of minutes away from the Starlight Theatre and souvenir shop next door.
The sites are spacious and offer great views of the surrounding hills. We only stayed for one night but would definitely come back.

Hipcamper Matt

Peaceful, clean and convenient

Matt K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 30th, 2021

In a word, easy. It was close to Big Bend National Park (+/- 4 mi), Teralingua and Big Bend Ranch State Park (not our destination this trip).

Keeping in mind that I had very low expectations, it was everything I had hoped and more. For example, the fact there were clean outhouses stocked with tp and running water was definitely a plus!

While we stayed, there were probably 7-8 other campers in our area who kept plenty of distance and were very respectful of their noise and light production which allowed us to see some of the dark skies we came for. We were also grateful for the ability to use the fire rings to enjoy our morning and evening campfires.

We were hoping to listen to some live music but unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate this time around.

If you’re on the fence, you really can’t go wrong with this place!

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Hipcamper Aimee

Chill zone usa

Aimee J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 29th, 2021

We had the perfect time!!!!! Loved it!

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Hipcamper Brice
Brice B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 29th, 2021

Jeff is a great host and his campsites are a fantastic getaway…Rugged beauty with a hot shower …perfect for this camper!

Hipcamper Emily
Emily E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 29th, 2021

Neat spot! Location close to Terlingua Ghost Town, Big Bend National Park, and Big Bend Ranch State Park. Plenty of room to camp, clean bathrooms, and a stage, though no music the nights we were there. The dirt road to the campsite was good, navigable by any vehicle. Would stay again.

Hipcamper Austin

Short, but what i wanted

Austin V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 28th, 2021

Only stayed for one night, but it was nice enough and was I needed. When I showed up I saw a poster for a music act that was supposed to perform that night, which got me excited. After nobody showed up, I realized it was cancelt due to weather, but would have been a nice surprise in theory.

Hipcamper Anna
Anna W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 27th, 2021

The Goat Pens was a beautiful place to camp. The stars at night were simply beautiful. The outdoor showers felt amazing and the bathrooms were clean. I love the remoteness of it, yet a short drive to the National and State Parks.

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Hipcamper Anna

Breathtaking views!

Anna R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 26th, 2021

Goat Pens was a wonderful place to stay! Right outside of Big Bend National Park, clean bathrooms, and Jeff was very friendly sharing great tips for our stay :)

Hipcamper Gabriel
Gabriel G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 26th, 2021

exactly as described. the reviews i read were accurate. pleasant experience, would stay again.

Awards

Best in 2021 Texas
Finalist
Best in 2021 Tent Site
Finalist
Best of 2019 Texas
5th place
Best of 2018 Texas
Finalist
Property
Goat Pens, Cigar Springs Ranch
State
Texas
Country
United States
$40/night
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