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Goat Pens, Cigar Springs Ranch

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· Terlingua, Brewster, Texas
640 acres hosted by Jeff And Rachel M.
50 RV/tent sites
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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. The Goat Pens of Cigar Springs Ranch is a beautiful part of the ranch. It is well known for its scenery and unique topography. The Goat Pens served as a set location for many westerns filmed during the 1980's and 90's. Remarkable beauty, easy access, centrally located, seclusion, peace and quiet. All add up to an unforgettable vacation experience. **New This Winter** Rachel Wey Ranch Petting Zoo and Pony Rides Please contact us about hours and availibilty Rachel.wey.ranch @faceboook.com-Primitive camping and dry RV sites. Plenty of acreage to explore. The Goat Pens of Cigar Springs Ranch, once part of the historic G4 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. Since the campground is in the middle of our private ranch the dark skies and starry nights are unlike any other. 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. ** NEW THIS WINTER** We now have goats at the Goat Pens! Rachel worked through the summer to rebuild the ruins of the old pens. Most afternoons she has two horses (one is perfect for pony rides for the kids!), at least two goats, and six chickens for campers to come visit and learn about. **Ask about eggs We are currently getting a dozen every two days. please preorder a week from arrival if youd like to pick up farm fresh eggs at check in** Thanks, Jeff.
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Kristin B.recommends
April 1, 2024
The Goat Pens
We pulled a tear drop trailer with a mini-van and had no trouble getting in to the property or the sites. We stayed for two nights and had plenty of room and privacy. It was a convenient drive to Terlingua and the State Park for day trips. The clean outhouses were much appreciated. We did not use the shower, so cannot comment. We were there on a very windy day/evening so that was unpleasant due to the blowing sand, but obviously no fault of the proprietors. At $40/night I think it is a bit overpriced (no electric hook-ups, no garbage removal , no picnic table, or non-potable water) compared to other private campsites we had during this two week trip to SW Texas. That said, we enjoyed out stay and the campground served us well.
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Trey A.recommends
March 27, 2024
The Goat Pens
Hidden gem off the main road!!
I recently had the most wonderful tent camping experience at The Goat Pens in Terlingua, Texas. The location was secluded, providing a peaceful escape, yet still conveniently close to town. The bathrooms were clean and handy, and the hot shower was an absolute luxury after a day of exploring Big Bend. I highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a relaxing and comfortable camping experience. Can't wait to go back!
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Adam B.recommends
March 27, 2024
The Goat Pens
Beautiful land and nice flat areas to camp on. We stayed here right before traveling into big bend and it was awesome!
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Greg S.recommends
March 26, 2024
The Goat Pens
Horses and interesting showers
Nice topography. With the code, it was super easy to get in and out. Loved watching the horses crossing the desert at the Goat Pens that morning. Looked like a scene from on old western. I didn't use them but the gravity-fed shower stalls were pretty cool.
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Gretchen Z.recommends
March 26, 2024
The Goat Pens
I was trying to get a spot in Bug Ben NP but so glad it was not available as I much preferred the untouched,open landscape at Goat pens
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Kris G.recommends
March 23, 2024
The Goat Pens
Enjoyed our stay 5 stars, Good location nearby Big Bend NP & Terlingua Ghost town. The showers and restrooms were nice amenities and hosts were helpful with local recommendations
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Terlingua, Brewster, Texas, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Jumanos, Mescalero Apache, Ndé Kónitsąąíí Gokíyaa (Lipan Apache), and Chiso First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Jeff And Rachel M.Joined in February 2018
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