Desert camping in Texas

The largest state in the Lower 48 features no shortage of places to pitch a tent.

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12 top desert campgrounds in Texas

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El Cosmico

40 sites · RVs, Tents21 acres · Marfa, TX
El Cosmico takes its inspiration from a long American history of hippies, nomads, bohemians and those living a life of self-determination. We believe in tuning in, dropping out and being here now. Vehicles are not allowed onto the grounds, so if you are staying in your car or RV you will post up in our large parking lot with easy access to the grounds. Tent camping is dispersed, so you pick your space within the designated camping areas that are indicated on the property map provided at the front desk. Front desk hours are from 7:30am-11:00pm daily. If you are arriving after 11pm please call ahead for late check-in instructions.
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Coyote Breaks Farm

7 sites · RVs, Tents42 acres · Wildorado, TX
The sites overlook the beautiful Canadian River breaks to the north with wide open skies to the west and east to enjoy the sunrises and sunsets. These are rustic sites with no improvements. We are just getting started with this so you’ll be able to help us from the ground up. If we are not in a burn ban you’re welcome to have a campfire. There will be opportunities to call up a wild coyote or watch some mule deer or an occasional antelope stroll by. You could even be awakened by the horses on their way to water in the morning and we can set up some horse riding if we have enough notice to schedule time off from the 9-5 haha. Can’t wait to see you on the prairie!
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Lynn y B's land

28 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents80 acres · Terlingua, TX
    
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$15
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Perdido Overland Overnight Camp

2 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Study Butte, TX
We bought our property in 2003. Built our completely off-grid cabin in 2009, and moved out here full time in 2015. Since 2015 we've been continually improving our property and in 2019 had the idea to start a small campsite on the backside of our property in a private valley. A valley that while private and secluded has excellent 360 degree views.
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Good Guad Land Co.

3 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Dell City, TX
Find extreme solitude and unforgettable views of Guadalupe Peak at this desert escape next to Guadalupe Mountains National Park! This is choose-your-own-adventure camping. The terrain is rugged, and the dust and wind blow some nights. Once you're here, there are zero amenities (other than picnic tables). If this sounds fine — you don't mind roughing it — you'll be sleeping under the stars at the foot of West Texas' tallest mountain range. And who else can say they've done that? Distance to nearby attractions: Guadalupe Mountains National Park Visitor Center, 11 miles; Black River Recreation Area, 42 miles; Carlsbad Caverns National Park Visitor Center, 52 miles Distance from nearby towns: Dell City, 34 miles; Van Horn, 56 miles; Carlsbad, 65 miles; El Paso, 104 miles
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Paisano Azul Ranch

11 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Study Butte, TX
Paisano Azul Ranch is on 30 acres located by Terlingua Creek. The property is just minutes from the Terlingua Ghost Town and a short 3 mile drive to the Big Bend National park. Come pitch your tent or park your camper amid the peaceful desert hillside with views of plateaus that lead to the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park. There is a fire pit on site for you to toast marshmallows or cozy up near, and you can enjoy a bite to eat at the picnic table provided at each site. The picnic tables are placed beneath shade sails. There are two nice and new desert tan flushing Porta-Potties on-site, as well as showers for guests to use. These come in handy after a long day hiking. We hope you'll enjoy the beautiful open sky sunsets, sunrises, and stargazing as much as we do. We are located just 3 miles from the entrance to Big Bend National Park. There are plenty of opportunities to get out and explore - you can hike, bike, canoe & kayak, off-road, swim, go horseback riding, visit hot springs, as well as visit restaurants, galleries, and listen to great music in Terlingua. There is something for everyone to feel free to bring the whole family. Additional details to note: - We now have an above ground pool to keep cool in during the summer! Covered with a shade sail the water stays nice and chilly. ($10 fee/person) - You can stay connected if you'd like to, as cell reception and wifi are both available on our property. Feel free to unplug during your stay though. - Seeing other campers on your trip at the campsite is very standard, as the sites are far enough apart to feel like they are yours, but they are not private. - Potable water is provided on-site. We have an artisan well on property that has been certified as drinkable. It is double filtered to give you the best drinking water. Please feel free to reach out with any questions and we look forward to your stay.
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More Travel Less Talk

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents26 acres · Dell City, TX
Hello and welcome to More Travel Less Talk. All bookings are done through our website at "More Travel Less Talk". We are the closest privately owned campground to the Guadalupe Mountains National Park and all hiking trails in the area. We do all of our bookings on our site, not here. Please go to our page and click the reserve button to book. Thanks. We are a small family owned "campground" that serves the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Salt Basin Dunes, and Dell City area. We cater to families and individuals looking for a true desert experience. We strive to provide a quiet, secluded, safe, friendly place for people looking for a unique experience in this amazing area. We offer the following services: Yurt rentals. Primitive tent camping sites. Group Sites Don't settle for a paved parking lot spot at the Guadalupe national park where you will be packed in like sardines for 30 dollars a night or a tent spot on top of your load neighbors. We have 26 acres of land you can explore and plenty of room between you and our other guests. We are conveniently located just 6 miles off of HWY 62/180 on FM 1576. 27 miles from Quadalupe National Park. Home of El Capitan and the highest peak in Texas. Just a quick 15 minutes from Dell City where you can stock up on supplies. Dell City is a beautiful and quaint farming community that offers two grocery stores, a NAPA, fueling stations, two restaurants, a post office, and a wonderful Hardware store owned and run by the Perry's. 14 miles to the Salt Basin Dunes. 70 miles (1 hour) from Carlsbad Caverns National Park If the idea of seeing a sky full of stars at night, being surrounded by all sorts of desert wildlife, being minutes away from some of the most amazing mountains and hikes you will ever experience, or just looking for a nice overnight experience while traveling or hiking....This is the place for you.
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Terlingua Ranch Primitive Camp

6 sites · RVs, Tents425 acres · Alpine, TX
Terlingua Ranch is 192,000 acres of desert and mountains between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park in far SW Texas. Our campsites are in the area of the Terlingua Ranch Lodge, which features a swimming pool, cafe, laundry, bathhouse, disc golf course, access to hiking trails, and other amenities. Terlingua Ranch is the perfect venue for your basecamp to Big Bend adventures, family reunions, and myriad other activities in the area.
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Mountain View Lodge

3 sites · RVs, Tents7 acres · Fort Davis, TX
Formerly Mountain Trails Lodge, our property features stunning sunrises and sunsets, wildlife watching, and amazing dark skies viewing. Our on-site Cafe serves breakfast and lunch daily from 8am to 2pm/ We offer tent campsites and one RV site with electricity and water available, along with access to a restroom with shower and amenities, our pavilion with a gas grill and grilling tools, a fridge, ice, and picnic tables. We also have cabins for rent, visible on our website mountainviewlodgetx.com. We have seven acres convenient to many attractions, including McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Davis Mountains State Park, the Chihuahuan Desert Research Center, a 75-mile scenic loop, and more. Marfa, TX, a widely recognized community of world-renowned artists, is just a 20-minute drive away. Alpine, TX is also only 20 minutes away with more amenities and medical care facilities. We are located in a Dark Skies Reserve with spectacular night viewing of stars and the Milky Way, even without a telescope!
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The Bus Stop Camp Ground

10 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · Terlingua, TX
Hello Hipcampers! We welcome you to our relaxing desert getaway, our camp ground sits on 12 acres of beautiful desert scenery inside of a stunning range of mountains. There are countless activities to do around the area and no lack of adventure. Big Bend National Park Horseback Riding Plane Tours ATV Tours River Rafting Hiking Mountain Biking and more!
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Sheffield Camping

6 sites · RVs1 acre · Sheffield, TX
I have owed this property for over 20 years. In the past, before I listed this property for camping, travelers would stop and ask to camp on my land. There are not many options for camping on this stretch of Hwy so I decided to offer up my place. So far guest have either loved it or hated it.
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Stargazers Paradise/Jupiter

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres · Dell City, TX
Hello, and thank you for coming to our little slice of Star Gazing paradise! We have put together a very unique experience for those interested in the stars and skies above! We are located in Cornudas Texas, about 45 miles from the closest Gas Station and 55 miles from the closest City, with an elevation of almost 4500 ft above sea level!. We have easy access to our site via Asphalt roadway. Being this high, it can lead to some pretty crazy temperature swings of almost 40 degrees! This area is pretty wide open, with a population density of around 1 person per 10 square miles! This provides for an incredible viewing experience for the night sky with minimal to no impact from “city” lights. We have a Bell Tent/Structure with two beds that also comes with amenities available for our guests such as a vault toilet that includes a sunroof to allow for stargazing during bathroom usage and an actual running shower built in a stand alone granite enclosure! In the desert even! In addition to our structure, we also have tent sites and for those that are traveling with their own vehicles/over the road homes, we also have 2 spots in a safe environment for you to recharge and be ready to hit things bright and early come first light! Located close to El Paso, New Mexico, the Mexican border we have plenty of local attractions for you to venture out for days trips! One of the great things about this area is that it is a great spot for Space enthusiasts as well as being near Spaceport USA, Blue Origin, Davis mountain Observatory, Sunspot Observatory, Roswell, and White sands missile launch facilities! To help aid in the stargazing experience, we have multiple options to serve the needs of the most experienced to the beginner! We have an excavated viewing pits. During the day the natural rock and granite used for construction absorbs the heat to help keep you warm during the cooler nights. Because we are in a desert environment, caution must be taken! Some of the animals that you might observe during your stay include, but not limited too: Native prairie dogs, Porcupine, Chipmunks, jackrabbits, coyote, bobcats, antelope, mule deer, horned toads, Owls, roadrunners, Quail and Dove, Night hawks, lizards, bats, and of course, Rattlesnakes, scorpions, and spiders! Please be respectful not only of the animals on site, but also the vegetation. We will have a small “store” on site for basic items should they be needed. A smaller tent/structure is also available for an additional charge should our current setup not be large enough to fit the whole family! We are a totally off grid site. We have solar on site to power the shower facilities, charge your phones in the tent, small fans in the tent, and the hand wash station.
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Camping in the desert of Texas? Look no further than Hipcamp! With over 1,200 options specifically tailored to your desert activity and terrain preference, you're sure to find the perfect campsite. Whether you're looking to stargaze at Goat Pens or experience the unique vibe of El Cosmico, our top-rated campsites have you covered. With hundreds of reviews, you can trust that you'll have an amazing experience. And with popular amenities like pet-friendly spaces, toilets, and campfire pits, you'll have everything you need for a memorable trip. So pack your bags, saddle up for some horseback riding, and hit the trails - camping in the Texas desert has never been easier or more affordable, with options starting as low as $5 per night!

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