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Dusty Paddle

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· Texas
42 acres
7 sites
7 RV/Tent
Once a sea, this now desert campground offers views of the mountains into Mexico and surrounding Terlingua, Texas area. Use your imagination and have fun at our tropical themed campground. There are plenty of cool rocks and an arroyo to explore on this 42 acres. Fossil And shell hunt, hike, bike, enjoy fabulous sunsets and the best stargazing possible. Keep a look out for awesome desert plants and wildlife. Feel free to bring a painted rock with your name, date, and where you are from to leave at your campsite. This campground is private and remote but conveniently located within 10 minutes of a store that is well stocked with Wi-Fi, ice, beer, propane and other necessities. This is an off grid campground. If you are looking to unplug, this place is for you. Please remember to bring whatever you need for a Boondocking experience, such as water, fuel, shade etc. Please stay on discernible roads, to help preserve this property and pack out ALL trash, human waste, and pet waste.
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Biking
Hiking
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching
Natural features
Desert
Canyon
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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 Allan Y.Joined in September 2020
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41 ratings · 39 reviews
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James Q.recommends
December 4, 2022
Dusty Paddle Site 3
Great views, privacy. Need a high clearance vehicle for sure.
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Jason D.recommends
November 28, 2022
Dusty Paddle Site 2
Serenity in the desert
Awesome spot. We had sites 1 & 2 for two families and it was perfect. bumpy road going in but manageable. Love what Allan has done with the property from the nice fire rings and small trail spiraling through across the property.
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Janna R.recommends
March 22, 2022
Dusty Paddle Site 2
Desert Campsite 30 min from BBNP
Dusty Paddle was amazing!! Allan communicated well and gave detailed directions to the site. Site includes fire ring with very nice moveable grill. Beautiful desert site with mountains in the background. Lovely washout area near the site with large rock overhang and lots of beautiful cactus. 3 cars drove by the entire time we were there (4 nights), very remote. Site #1 was very close to our site, but it was unoccupied when we were there. It took 10 minutes on dirt roads to get to highway and 30 minutes total to get to Study Butte entrance of BBNP.
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Manó E.recommends
February 24, 2022
Dusty Paddle Site 3
This is an remote campsite. Just what I was searching for in Terlingua. The road to get there was bumpy but made it just fine with my 15 ft camper trailer and Tacoma. Beautiful sunsets and night sky. I was the only person at the camp so I was alone for at least a mile in every direction. Wonderful stay. I highly recommend it.
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Amber W.recommends
January 2, 2022
Dusty Paddle Site 2
Nice quiet and VERY secluded camp site
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Benjamin T.recommends
November 27, 2021
Dusty Paddle Site 1
Highly Recommended
Fire pit, quiet location, easy access. Would definitely recommend.
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Justin H.recommends
June 1, 2021
Dusty Paddle Site 1
A great isolated location. Privacy ensured. 1 hr from Big bend national park. Great drive with scenic views.
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Loyd B.recommends
May 24, 2021
Dusty Paddle Site 4
Did not make the trip illness in family
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Jillian F.recommends
April 30, 2021
Dusty Paddle Site 3
Great desert spot
Simple. Straight forward. Exactly what I needed. Location is tucked back off the main road. I prefer feeling “far away” from others so this spot was ideal. If there are other campers, you will be camped next to each other… But on this night I was alone :) Cell phone service in that whole region can be spotty but I actually had a few bars of LTE service once at the actual campsite.
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Eduardo F.recommends
April 19, 2021
Dusty Paddle Site 1
Very responsive host, nice simple location to set up camp and build a fire
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Katie K.recommends
April 14, 2021
Dusty Paddle Site 1
Awesome stay. Perfect for what we needed. Close to a country store with wonderful people and lots of goodies. 10/10 would stay again! Watch out for those washboard strips on the road to get there though :)
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Josie S.recommends
March 24, 2021
Dusty Paddle Site 4
Absolutely beautiful but tricky
This was a wonderful location. Absolutely beautiful! Please include on your directions for folks to make the second right off the American Legion Road. We were confronted with some scary signs & thAnkfully the person came out to direct us & was nice but that interaction could have gone very wrong. Any flags notifying folks where to turn could be really helpful!
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Aric Z.recommends
March 23, 2021
Dusty Paddle Site 1
Great stay, awesome host! Super fun and friendly.
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Michele M.recommends
March 22, 2021
Dusty Paddle Site 3
Great views! Nice host. Would highly recommend.
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Catherine D.recommends
March 21, 2021
Dusty Paddle Site 7
Due to issues beyond our control we unfortunately were unable to make it. Allan was very accommodating and understanding. Hope to make it there at some point.
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Steve Y.recommends
March 20, 2021
Dusty Paddle Site 1
easy and remote!
allan is correct. it is remote. about 20-25 mins n of terlingua. but the remoteness is what is about. sites 1 & 2 each have a fire pit, whereas the other 5 sites have 1 central pit for all sites. we stayed for 5 nites. beautiful sunsets and moon sets over the mesa to the west. keep in mind that the desert can be windy. and being in the high desert plains, it can be really windy. great site if you seek remoteness. on both sides there are small arroyos to explore as well.
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Daniel S.recommends
February 5, 2021
Dusty Paddle Site 5
Rest and Relaxation
If you are looking for an isolated spot to unwind, look no further. From sunrise to sunset this place is amazing. A true Godsend. Allan and Tori are amazing hosts.
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James G.recommends
January 29, 2021
Dusty Paddle Site 3
Gorgeous solitude
Beautiful spot, totally isolated, great views, long vistas . Owner sends a detailed map of how to get there on reasonably smooth dirt roads. All dusty paddle sites are roughly equivalent, on a short loop. While it's a bit further away from Big Bend park, way nicer than staying in a Terilingua RV compound. Simple groceries available at nearby little burro country store
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Julie Y.recommends
January 21, 2021
Dusty Paddle Site 3
Great campsite! Allan was super helpful and quick to respond with directions last minute. We did get turned around on the dirt roads in the dark (it’s the second right, not the first! 😉). Amazing sunrise view and great dark sky for stars. Thanks dusty paddle!
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Holly M.recommends
January 18, 2021
Dusty Paddle Site 1
Beautiful desert solitude
If you’re looking for desert solitude, this is the spot! So beautiful. Will definitely be back!
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Helen W.recommends
January 15, 2021
Dusty Paddle Site 3
👍🏼👍🏼
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Eric C.recommends
January 8, 2021
Dusty Paddle Site 7
Great spot
Awesome spot. Stayed an extra night.
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Nicholas C.recommends
January 1, 2021
Dusty Paddle Site 3
Great little spot beautiful sunset and night sky!
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Amy M.recommends
January 1, 2021
Dusty Paddle Site 1
Loved it here! Nice and quiet and secluded, just like i like it!
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Ned W.recommends
December 31, 2020
Dusty Paddle Site 5
A great option near Terlingua
Dusty Paddle was a great last-minute option when we couldn’t get a site in BBNP or BBRSP. Allen approved our request very quickly and responded immediately when we had trouble downloading the pdf file with directions due to spotty cell coverage in the park. He went above and beyond to cut and paste the document into a text for us and his directions to this very out-of-the-way place were precise, accurate, and easy to follow. Note to anyone who tries to map it here via a driving map app: We knew there’d be no address to lookup but we tried to use Waze to get to the initial landmark where the directions begin. Waze thought it was in Alpine and that was disconcerting but we followed it anyway and it was right where it should be a few minute (20ish) outside of Terlingua, nowhere near Alpine. Trust your map to the first landmark then follow Allen’s instructions. Don’t expect any signage. There are closer places to stay near Terlingua but considering how far everything is from each other in this part of Texas we didn’t think the distance was significant at all. Thank you Allen for providing a great option when the parks are full and for being to quick to respond and get us there!
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Eric C.recommends
December 30, 2020
Dusty Paddle Site 7
Isolated desert camping
Very isolated so be prepared. Directions were good just clarify with host before attempting to pull a camper back there, very limited turn around spots if a mistake is made. But my girlfriends Honda Civic made it just fine as well. Area is well maintained and fire pit is centrally located. For the price and location to big bend NP it’s great. Limited dining option near by, not really a negative just a heads up.
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David R.recommends
December 16, 2020
Dusty Paddle Site 3
Off grid solitude
Just the remote getaway we wanted.
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David R.recommends
December 16, 2020
Dusty Paddle Site 4
A great getaway
If you follow the directions, it’s easy to get there. We rented the entire group site and had it all to ourselves. Nice roads to explore on mountain bikes.
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David R.recommends
December 16, 2020
Dusty Paddle Site 7
Remote, quiet, stunning views.
It was SO remote and quiet. We only saw ONE car each day. Very relaxing.
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Chase W.recommends
December 15, 2020
Dusty Paddle Site 3
Awesome primitive spot well off the highway to keep away from car lights and noise. Group fire pit is well made, and we had it all to ourself during our stay. A decent length drive to major sights in BBNP but the size of the park makes that the case from just about anywhere in my experience. Overall a great, private camping experience in beautiful Big Bend country.
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