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Sky Ranch Terlingua

· Study Butte, Brewster, Texas
20 acres hosted by Sky Ranch.
3 RV/tent sites
Primitive camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
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Amazing views
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Near Big Bend National Park
Within a 30-minute drive from the B0611 Maverick Entrance Booth Fee Station (Kiosk).
Sky Ranch is the result of a love for the desert and for 1980s post-apocalyptic movies. A place to step out of our busy lives and be still, gain a new perspective, and imagine a different way to live. Once the floor of a large inland sea, Sky Ranch Terlingua is covered with fossilized mollusk shells. After the water receded, the area was visited by various animal and human migrations. Today, Sky Ranch is a refuge for two native Texans with deep roots that predate Texas itself.  "Be friendly, but firm. But most of all, be yourselves."  - Lester, Cherry 2000
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Study Butte, 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
Hosted by Sky Ranch.Joined in March 2018
163 ratings · 133 reviews
Whitney I.recommends
November 25, 2023
Sky Ranch North Shelter
Peaceful, quiet, beautiful stay
If you're looking for peace and quiet with beautiful views, this is the place! Really enjoyed our time here. It was windy, but the shelter helped. The directions were clear and easy to follow. Loved that it's so close to the park entrance!
Michael R.recommends
October 17, 2023
Sky Ranch North Shelter
Super close to park!! Great value and super fun set up!
Joshua W.recommends
October 11, 2023
Sky Ranch North Shelter
Sky Ranch was a great shelter to camp at on my way out of Big Bend. Plenty of dark sky here as well. Just had a chance to bike before I lost daylight but mountain biking the roads here would be fun too. This is an easy (and quick) site to get to just off of highway with direct instructions provided by host.
Lisa W.recommends
May 21, 2023
Sky Ranch North Shelter
Great place to stay
Really enjoyed my stay here, it's a great place to set up your tent and not have it blown away by the desert wind. I brought a solar shower bag here with me and it was great for taking a shower after the long day. It's probably the closest place to the national park, aside from being in the park itself. There is no cell service out here, or in the town, pretty much at all. I downloaded offline maps and put a marker on where the site was, it made it easier to find once I got there. I also saved the gps coordinates. This campsite is a great place for watching the stars, getting away from it all and just listening to the sound of nature.
Dulce M.recommends
May 2, 2023
Sky Ranch North Shelter
It was a great spot!! Definitely out there, very peaceful.
Andy C.recommends
April 19, 2023
Sky Ranch North Shelter
An awesome resource for adventurers
Sky Ranch is a terrific base for adventuring around Big Bend. I stayed 2 nights in April (50's at night) and was able to enjoy vast views, camp fires in the fire pit and stunning dark skies. If you are generally self-sufficient and comfortable in the outdoors, the shelters at Sky Ranch provide a welcome level of protection from the elements (it got really windy at night). Be sure to pack in enough water, firewood, a camp mattress, layers of clothing and tent tarps. I would consider bringing a pop-up privacy tent to stake down with the camp toilet but it's also a short ride into town for services.
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