Desert and dog-friendly camping near Marfa, Texas

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El Cosmico

35 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents21 acres · Marfa, Presidio
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. Mask are encouraged at this time. Please respect your fellow campers and staff members.
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“Roble Perdido” private RV site

1 site · RV1 acre · Marfa, Presidio
Learn more about this land:“Roble Perdido” is a private , full hookup RV site , just outside the city limits of Marfa TX. Easy walking access to this unique little town in West TX , close to Big Bend National Park. The site is a back in site , accommodating up to 40’. The site is a leveled gravel parking pad, with full hook-ups. There is a shade shelter ,a picnic table and ,a fire ring with this site. (Please check for local fire bans!)
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Mountain View Lodge

1 site · Lodging7 acres · Fort Davis, Jeff Davis
Formerly Mountain Trails Lodge, our property features stunning sunrises and sunsets, wildlife watching, and amazing dark skies viewing. 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.
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Saddletramp Ranch

2 sites · RVs, Tents160 acres · Alpine, Brewster
Consistently drawn to the Big Bend area, after riding and traveling all over Texas I decided to make it my home and have never looked back. The property is on and surrounded by other large ranches between Alpine and Terlingua, allowing space and privacy. Learn more about this land: Open range is a thing of the past, yet the ranches here intertwine, and the view goes on forever. Undulating hills of desert shrubs, cactus and rock – like an ocean with its waves. Just over 30 miles from Alpine and within an hour from the Big Bend National Park entrance. At a higher elevation than Terlingua, temps are at least 10 degrees cooler here. Easy access to Alpine, Marathon, Marfa, Fort Davis and Terlingua. Great location for Viva Big Bend or touring the area. We have two campsites available. Site 1 can accommodate trailers and Site 2 with primitive tent camping (or car camping) - no trailers. Campsites are far enough apart to allow privacy. High desert camping, dark skies, views of Calamity Creek, Elephant Mountain, Santiago Mountains, Santiago Peak, Kokernot Mesa. 300 acres. No wifi currently or amenities other than pure peace, quiet and beautiful sunsets. Immerse yourself in the beauty and peacefulness of our high desert. 360 views! Campfire ability dependent on weather/wind. High clearance not always needed but recommended. Improvements ongoing. Pack it in, pack it out. Please dispose of all human waste. Leave no trace! No hunting allowed. Hiking roads is permitted, as well as on host property. Gates and sites are difficult to find after dark - please notify host if arriving after sunset. Specific/detailed directions will be sent upon booking. Owner lives nearby, out of sight. Yes - you may hear a donkey!
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Shipping Containers Ranch View

2 sites · Lodging5 acres · Alpine, Brewster
Located on Highway 90 between Marathon and Alpine, the property is secluded with wonderful night time star gazing! The property is on a working cattle ranch, and the cattle and horses are often seen by guests. Wildlife is abundant and guests have reported seeing javelina, hogs, deer, bobcats, and other wildlife. We do recommend being cautious and watch out for snakes.
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Gardens Oasis Lobo Texas

100 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Valentine, Jeff Davis
This is part of many recreational properties in very & unique places, Gardens Oasis are one of the most interesting places for all members of Artists for Humanity coming here to enjoy the true South West of America. Mountain biking, dirt bikes, hiking and exploring this ranch will give you experience you will never have in your city. Part of Sonora Desert this Green Valley is not known to any travel agency. It is yours to explore in it's pristine and original state. Never miss the chance to see it and park your trailer here. Quiet, safe, exotic. Don't forget to take some water with you. You may need that.
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Rancho Del Mapache - Big Bend

8 sites · RVs, Tents41 acres · Presidio, Presidio
We purchased this land in April of 2020 with the intent of restoring and transforming this now feral land into a natural oasis; a restorative, sacred place for flora, fauna, mind, body, and spirit. We love traveling and camping and recognized a need for private camping without the hustle and bustle sometimes experienced on public lands. Rancho del Mapache is still in its infancy, but with your help, we will restore the land to a beautiful, natural, native landscape and preserve it for all to enjoy affordably and privately.  The area of presidio is likely the longest continually settled place in North America, with the history spanning tens of thousands of years. More recently, the Spanish settled the area In the early 1600s, establishing a mission and garrison. Despite extended human habitation, the desert remains remarkably unchanged. Roads are cut, rivers are tapped, new plants appear, still the desert remains. The area also holds the records as the hottest and coldest places in the state of Texas.This 40-acre parcel was once part of the town of Adobes. The area is now called the Adobes Ghost Town. Cotton and sheep were farmed from the mid-1800s until the late 1970s. There are still plenty of artifacts to explore pointing to a tough life in a rugged land. Whatever antiquities you come across, please leave them as they were found so someone else can enjoy the same discovery.
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King's Land

10 sites · Tents10 acres · Redford, Presidio
Nestled in the vast expanse of Presidio County lies a unique gem of 10 acres of raw land, awaiting the touch of visionaries and nature lovers alike. A perfect spot for off-grid and secluded getaways, this property offers both solitude and the raw beauty of Texas wilderness. The landscape boasts natural arroyos and fair-weather creeks. While the county receives an average annual rainfall of 10 inches, the infrequent but ample showers breathe life into these water features a few times each year, adding to the serenity of the scene. The area is home to a myriad of wildlife, including deer, pronghorn, desert sheep, and javelina. If you're lucky, you might even spot the occasional black bear or cat. It's truly a haven for those who cherish wildlife watching.
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Cienega Camp

2 sites · RVs, Tents110 acres · Redford, Presidio
Cienega Camp is a primitive overlanding area nestled in the panhandle of Big Bend Ranch State Park. Situated on bluffs overlooking Alamito Creek valley and Cienega Mountain, you will enjoy sheer solitude and incredible views of a rarely visited area of the park. Catch a peek of the Chinati Mountains in the distance, marvel at the international dark skies, hike the property, or explore the state park. Cienega Camp is an ideal basecamp or layover for Big Bend adventures. Be advised, Cienega Camp is rugged and remote, not ideal for last minute spring breakers or family trucksters! Guests must be self-contained overlanders ideally with rooftop tents or sleeping accommodations inside vehicles, as the ground is rocky and not suitable for tents. Accessing Cienega Camp requires 4WD. Guests must drive only on the cleared paths and tread lightly because the soils are alluvial from the ancient Cienega Mountain and erode easily. There are no facilities or amenities, but there is a very good cell signal. All trash, including human and dog waste, must be packed out. Do not destroy vegetation, gather firewood, harvest plants or cacti, disturb or keep artifacts, or be disrespectful to the land. Since only one group is allowed per reservation, it is easy to pinpoint violators. Please do not cross this line with us so that we can keep the site open to other campers. Cienega Camp is a private inholding and not associated with Big Bend Ranch State Park. It is your responsibility to know the park boundaries. Guests seeking to enter the park on foot or vehicle must purchase day use permits online or at Fort Leaton State Historic Site. Fires in fire rings only. Inverter-style generators, alcohol, and pets permitted. Dogs may be off leash if under control.
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24 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Presidio, Presidio
Learn more about this land:Sierra Vieja has been called the Big Bend region’s best kept secrets with it’s abundant free roaming wildlife, million dollar views of the Chinati Mountains, rolling hills, and abundant desert foliage.We offer a primitive camping experience for tents, RV’s, buses, and trailers.We are nestled in the tiny ghost town of Ruidosa, and are part of the Big Bend region’s Dark Skies Initiative, a night photographers haven when it comes to photographing the Milky Way, visible most clear nights.Visitors enjoy access to the Rio Grande River, drives up and down the scenic Pinto Canyon Road, proximity to the soon to be open to the public Chinati State Natural Area.Explore, play, relax, unwind, build a campfire, settle in and sleep under millions of starsBook your experience now!
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Within one hour of Marfa

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Desert and dog-friendly camping near Marfa guide

The tiny town of Marfa sits in West Texas, close to Davis Mountains State Park and Big Bend National Park. With a population of just 2,000, Marfa definitely has a remote, small-town feel to it. It's over 6 hours east to the state capital, Austin. Even El Paso is almost 4 hours to the west! Make sure you're stocked up on everything you need before making the drive out here. If you've got a taste for the unexplained, you won't want to miss the chance to see the infamous Marfa Mystery Lights. Strange luminous orbs seem to dance around at dusk in the air close to Highway 90. Researchers believe the lights might be an optical illusion caused by heat haze or car headlights. Less scientifically minded viewers think there might be a paranormal explanation. No one has proved anything either way, though, so go see for yourself! Traveling via RV? Try Tumble In RV Park, which sits a quarter-mile east of Marfa proper. Tumble In is fairly small, with just 14 sites. The site does offer full hookups, strong Wi-Fi access, and tent camping options.

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