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Rio Bravo Ranch

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102 reviews
· Presidio, Texas
1000 acres
4 sites
4 RV/Tent
Rio Bravo Ranch is a family owned ranch that borders the Rio Grande and Casa Piedra Road.  We have cultured a love for camping and the outdoors on this ranch as children and young adults.  One day we were sitting on "the backside," enjoying the amazing vistas, solitude and a campfire when the idea came to us that we should share this amazing place with others seeking this type of experience.  We tried to think about what makes camping enjoyable to us - no immediately adjacent campers, a nice fire ring/shade structure, a nice, large tent site and vistas with unobstructed views.  We have incorporated this into our campground design which, when completely finished, will encompass several hundred acres of Chihuahuan desert vistas.  We are also fortunate enough to have a large riparian area on the property.  It is in this area, amongst the 40ft tall cottonwood and willows, we often find Gambel's Quail, Scaled Quail, Javelina and numerous bird species including the occasional turkey.  We would love nothing more than to share this wonderful place, where we grew up, with souls seeking solitude, adventure and inspiration.  Our eastern entrance is just a few miles outside the Big Bend Ranch State Park boundary, conveniently located on Casa Piedra road about 1.6 miles north of FM 170.
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Presidio, 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 Lauren C.Joined in October 2018
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124 ratings · 102 reviews
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Virginia P.recommends
November 23, 2022
Rio Bravo 2
Star Party at Rio Bravo offered a perfectly rugged, minimalist Hipcamp--- excellent for a night under the stars. Take your high-clearance, 4x4 vehicle and enjoy the natural beauty! Star Party is quiet, secluded, and peaceful. Immersed within desert flora, and flanked by weather-worn geographical features, Star Party is great place to kick back with your closest friends, and enjoy a memorable night around the fire. Far enough off the beaten path to feel private, but not so remote as to seem inconvenient, this Hipcamp would be ideal if you’re looking to book a star-studded stay near the quaint town of Presidio. Oh, and if you happen to be a rock-hound, this place will put a huge grin on your face. There is an abundance of unique and beautiful rock samples scattered all over the property. My husband and I had so much fun scouring the grounds for interesting finds! Thank you for sharing your delightful, desert Hipcamp with us! We greatly enjoyed it!
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John O.recommends
November 22, 2022
Rio Bravo 2
We brought our Overland Trailer to Rio Bravo and it was perfectly set up for the type of camping we like to do. The setting is pristine and location is great for those who want to daytrip into Big Bend Ranch State Park.
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Jerry D.recommends
November 20, 2022
La Sierrita @ Rio Bravo Ranch
Stunning view!
This set of canpsites is absolutely phenomenal! We stayed at the La Sierrita site, and the view was stunning. If you are stargazing in particular, this site does have Presidio in the distance, but we were still able to see many many stars. The hosts are super responsive and communicative, and the sites are well maintained and marked. 10/10 plan to stay again!
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Lareina N.recommends
November 19, 2022
Rio Bravo 1
Amazing views
Beautiful views can beat the sunrise and sunsets from this spot. Peaceful relaxing and private made for a great stay.
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Noelle B.recommends
November 17, 2022
Rio Bravo 1
Absolutely beautiful spot to camp - the sunset & views were absolutely incredible, and it was so lovely to be able to have a fire. Lauren’s directions were super clear, and her communication was prompt. Highly recommend this hipcamp to any- and everyone!!
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Beth C.recommends
November 1, 2022
Rio Bravo 2
Best Site Ever, Best Trip Ever
We've been camping for nearly two decades, and THIS was the best site ever, and turned out to be the best little camping trip ever for us two humans & three dogs. Rio Bravo 2 has it all: The scenery is stunning: mountain views in the distance, miles and miles of cool desert scenery and big big skies above. Stars, sunrises, sunsets - don't miss them! The site is perfect - spacious, easy to drive to (we drove a Forester towing a small tent on a trailer), with a shade shelter, picnic table, fire ring, and rain-catchment water source, plus a porta-potty and shower station a 1-minute drive (or 5-minute walk) away. The whole place has 100% privacy, and is 100% gorgeous. The location is terrific - easy access to Big Bend Ranch State Park, close enough to Presidio to have good cell service (Verizon) if you care to stay tuned in. Check-in was easy - and if, like us, you realize while you're about 30 minutes out that you didn't write down the gate lock code - you can get back on the HipCamp app in Presidio, which is about ten minutes from the site. There aren't trash bins at the site (#critters), but one of BBRSP's facilities is about 5 minutes up the road, and you can toss a day's camp trash there. Basically, everything was easy and convenient. Lauren answered all of our questions right away - we are so grateful she's sharing her family's slice of beautiful SWTX with us. We'll be back!
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Chace H.recommends
October 24, 2022
Rio Bravo 1
My friends and I loved the campsites! We liked the amenities and the fact we had phone signal (att/Verizon/tmobile) was very awesome! The sunrise and sunsets were a must see!!!
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Jerod F.recommends
May 23, 2022
La Sierrita @ Rio Bravo Ranch
Highly Recommend in Big Bend!
Rio Bravo Ranch is a jewel in the Texas Big Bend. Close enough to a city with more than a grocery store to make a run into town if necessary, yet far enough out to escape any noise, letting you enjoy the quietness of the area. The camping sites are impeccable, as are the well-marked roads. There is ample parking and camping space at every site, the provided shade structures are very welcomed, and each site is positioned far enough away from each other that you feel as though you are the only ones on the ranch. Likewise, sites are placed in great locations, positioned over nice arroyos or with views of the nearby Bofecillos Mountains and the peaks rising upward from across the border. The ranch is a visual treat in the morning and evenings for photographers, and you are always surrounded by Chihuahuan Desert nature. Lauren's instructions for campers are precise and very helpful, and she is very responsive to questions. This is the second time I've stayed at Rio Bravo Ranch, this time with a university photography class that explored both the ranch and the surrounding area. We were very well set up and will definitely return! Thank you, Rio Bravo Ranch!
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Mariah G.recommends
April 22, 2022
Rio Bravo 2
Great spot for sunsets/sunrises
Awesome site! We had a wonderful time. It is secluded and quiet with a great view. I know cold showers are not ideal, but it was pretty refreshing after being in the desert sun all day. We highly recommend for other tent campers
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Michael O.recommends
April 11, 2022
Rio Bravo 1
Great little place with convenient access to both BBRSP and Presidio. Lovely and quiet with a great view of the sky, you can catch both the sunrise and sunset from camp. We'll definitely be back.
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Donna S.recommends
March 24, 2022
Rio Bravo 2
We loved the beautiful views and easy accessibility to Big Bend Ranch State Park!
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Vivek P.recommends
March 24, 2022
Rio Bravo 1
Amazing place. Just what we wanted. Safe. Lauren and her family were very friendly!
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Martin B.recommends
March 19, 2022
Rio Bravo 1
Great views of sunrise and sunset from this site and the fire ring is really terrific. Quiet as can be. Facilities are clean and tidy and hosts very friendly and responsive. Great access to west entrance of State Park. Lots of exposure here so be prepared - wind etc.
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Bruce L.recommends
February 4, 2022
Star Party @ Rio Bravo Ranch 4x4req
5 stars for Star Party!
Remote, safe and stunning star gazing! Two tent sites plus a covered picnic table area are splendid. You do need a 4x4 high clearance vehicle for this particular spot on Lauren's land but she has other spots that work for city folk vehicles. We got to meet Lauren and her husband and they recommended Closed Canyon slot canyon trail in Big Bend State Park that was one of the highlights of our trip. A box of firewood purchase is a generous portion but we bought 2 because we like to sit by the fire longer than most people and it lasted us for our 3 night stay. You won't regret renting from Lauren. She's warm, welcoming and helpful. Star Party campsite is private and spacious. You will love it. FYI, the portajohn is back up the hill and not within walking distance from the Star Party campsite but I made a toilet for us out of wood, 5 gallon bucket and a toilet seat. I believe the other campsites are closer to the portajohn but check with the description or with Lauren. 5 stars!!!!
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Jp B.recommends
February 3, 2022
Rio Bravo 1
Scenery and Solitude
The host created a haven for people to truly rest. They set you up for success and let nature do the rest! Thank y’all for opening up the space. 10/10
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Kenneth M.recommends
January 14, 2022
Rio Bravo 1
Great alternative to the parks
We booked this site as a backup in case we could not find any campsites as we passed through Big Bend National Park & Big Bend Ranch State Park. We found a site in BBR, but felt it wasn’t ideal and chose to drive to Rio Bravo, and we were so glad we did! Rio Bravo was easy to find and access (we arrived at night in complete darkness). It was a level spot that easily fit our Ford transit xl. The site is surrounded by beautiful views all around you, with a big night sky full of stars. We were able to see fellow hipcampers at the nearby site, but wasn’t a problem. Its also nice knowing there is a locked gate behind you.
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Elizabeth O.recommends
January 14, 2022
Rio Bravo 1
This was a beautiful place to camp. We enjoyed it so much we extended our stay for another day. It is well maintained and the directions were perfect. The views, sunsets, stars were all wonderful. Plus you have no neighbors. Thank you for sharing your ranch with us.
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Amanda G.recommends
January 4, 2022
Rio Bravo 1
Thank Y’all!
This was our second trip to Rio Bravo Ranch and our first stay at RB1. The views from RB1 were only matched by magical sunrises, sunsets, and stars galore. We left with our souls filled to the brim! Lauren, Charlie, and family rescued us from a bit of a pickle upon our arrival and delivered us safely to our campsite! With every visit, they have made us feel like old friends visiting the ranch. This West Texas hospitality cannot be matched by the fanciest of accommodations! We’ll see y’all again soon!
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Scott E.recommends
January 3, 2022
La Sierrita @ Rio Bravo Ranch
Best West Texas camping spot
I've camped at Rio Bravo Ranch several times. There's a reason I keep coming back, it's beautiful, secluded but convenient to town, has cell service, fire wood, well maintained dirt roads, it's clean and well cared for. But most of all, the hosts are great people who care about their guests and the beautiful land they share with them.
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Jordan M.recommends
January 3, 2022
Rio Bravo 1
Another Amazing Stay at Rio Bravo!
Rio Bravo is everything you could want from a trip to the Lower Big Bend! The camp sites are easily accessible, well equipped with shade, fire pits and camp pads and most importantly, the stellar (and very clean) Chinati Potty. Lauren and family have created a safe, yet daringly desolate location for anyone looking to find solitude away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Rio Bravo Ranch is your chance to experience the Big Bend region in its truest form and you are remiss if you pass up the opportunity. We felt so fortunate to start 2022 at Rio Bravo and will be back soon!
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James B.recommends
January 1, 2022
Star Party @ Rio Bravo Ranch 4x4req
We loved camping at Star Party at Rio Bravo Ranch. The views were amazing and we had privacy and quiet. Rain water collection at the site was not expected but sure did come in handy to supplement what we brought. A perfect place to unplug.
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Melissa G.recommends
December 22, 2021
Star Party @ Rio Bravo Ranch 4x4req
Beautiful site!
Nice drive to site! Entrance is located right off the the drive to Big Bend Ranch State Park. Very peaceful site, love the setup! Will definitely return.
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Charles H.recommends
December 11, 2021
Rio Bravo 1
Serene Beauty
This is the perfect spot for anyone looking for a getaway that involves the rugged beauty of the Big Bend area as well as peace and quiet. You feel like you are far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but at the same time, you are not all that far from Presidio if you need supplies; in fact, to my surprise I had cell service. I would definitely stay here again if in need of a place to stay near Big Bend Ranch State Park.
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Sheri J T.recommends
November 27, 2021
Rio Bravo 1
Beautiful isolation in the Big Bend
We wanted to go camping during Thanksgiving weekend which is VERY BUSY & a time we usually avoid coming down here. This place still has the beauty without all the people. Another group came on our second day but after they picked up firewood we never saw them again. The campsites are spaced away enough from each other that you never have to see anyone unless you go exploring away from your campsite. You’re still less than 20 minutes from Presidio if you have to go to a grocery store or restaurant. There is a little clinic in Presidio but, like the host says, the nearest hospital & ER is 100 miles away so BE CAREFUL!
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Will C.recommends
November 25, 2021
Rio Bravo 1
This was my second visit to RB1 and I’m sure I’ll be back again. Rio Bravo Ranch is a beautiful property that provides unique views and solitude.
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I F.recommends
October 13, 2021
Rio Bravo 1
Great experience
We really enjoyed our stay at Rio Bravo. Description was accurate and everything was set up for a very comfortable stay. The views over the canyons and mountains were magnificent. Our hosts were super responsive. We got to meet them on-site and they were very engaging and helpful. A great way to experience the Big Bend Ranch State park area.
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Denise S.recommends
October 4, 2021
Rio Bravo 2
Perfect primitive camping
Wow! We loved our time at Rio Bravo and can't wait to come back. The road to the site and signage were easy to follow, the Chinati Potty was well located to all 3 sites as well as perfectly clean and stocked with TP. They offer firewood that you can order and pick up on site too. The campsite was well laid out with a covered picnic table, fire ring with a very nice cooking grate, and plenty of space for a couple of tents. Lauren was quick to communicate, booking was eaay, and the location and wide open space were just what we were looking for. We were the only ones on property during our stay but the other campsites are situated so that you can't see them from the others.
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Stephen L.recommends
September 30, 2021
Star Party @ Rio Bravo Ranch 4x4req
I will return….
Beautiful, secluded camp sight that is perfectly positioned between the conveniences of Presidio and the remoteness of the state park. Definitely glad I had a high clearance vehicle to get to this one due to recent rains, but Star Party is incredible. (RB1 & 2 are both easily accessible without high clearance.). The dark skies of far west Texas reveal millions more stars than are typically visible. Lauren was quite helpful and provided thorough directions and advice.
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Mark L.recommends
September 29, 2021
Rio Bravo 1
Desert solitude
The camp was just as described by Lauren. If you are seeking solitude and a true feeling of the Big Bend Ranch area, then you should consider Rio Bravo 1.
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Sutton M.recommends
August 30, 2021
Rio Bravo 1
The best memories
Lauren and this campsite were AMAZING! If you’re debating booking any of her campsites, DO IT!!! We felt extremely safe because we were on gated property. Lauren and her family were close by if we needed them too. She recommended the BEST trails for us to take our 4runner on. She even provided directions and ideas for us when we went to the State and National parks. Location is 10/10. Seriously made the best memories here, my boyfriend even made it official by asking me out in the CAMPSITE JOURNAL LOL! Thank y’all so much! <3
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