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Tierra del Sol Basecamp

· Alpine, Brewster, Texas
40 acres hosted by Kyle J.
6 RV/tent sites
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
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Near Big Bend National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the B0611 Maverick Entrance Booth Fee Station (Kiosk).
Kyle is a Star Host
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The Tierra del Sol Basecamp is an open desert camping area located within Terlingua Ranch, 3 miles off of Hwy 118, 19 miles north of Study Butte and 22 miles to the entrance to Big Bend National Park. This region of far west Texas is well known for its remote ruggedness and beauty rapidly becoming the go-to place for those wanting to get away from it all, without having to spend a fortune to do it. It’s one of the last frontiers of North America and One of the only two National Parks in Texas. The Basecamp will reside on the 40 acre property. In the center is an area of approximately 6 acres flat, with rising limestone ridge lines to the east and west, open skyline to south with a view of Bofecillos Mountains, an area characterized by volcanic deposits of lava and ash-flow tuff and sedimentary deposits of conglomerates and sandstones. The four mountain tops; Packsaddle, Hen Egg, Panther and Agua Fria Mountains provide an amazing view during the day and at night, breathtaking night time views of the Milky Way and the multitudes of stars to gaze upon unlike any other place in North America. The morning sunrise over the eastern mesa brings its own spectacular views. Surrounding the 40 acres are many things of archaeological wonder. A Rock Hounds dream of minerals, stones and fossilized prehistoric microorganisms, as well as, the potential of finding the fossils of large prehistoric aquatic mammals. Yes, you are free to take a small sample of the thousands of quartz and calcite stones found in huge abundance. As you come to then end of Mailbox Rd., you'll see a residence to your left. This is "The Field Lab", owned by the well know sustainable engineer John Wells. If you'd like to pay him a visit, please contact him in advance.
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287 ratings · 111 reviews
Julia E.recommends
April 15, 2024
Site 6 - Tierra del Sol Basecamp
Absolutely Amazing
The views and landscape were incredible. As a solo traveler I felt incredibly safe here while also being secluded. Site 6 is nestled back so you do not see any other campers. So much better than being on top of each other at the sites in the park! I would definitely stay here again. The instructions to get to the site were perfect also.
David F.recommends
April 9, 2024
Site 6 - Tierra del Sol Basecamp
What a great spot in the desert. Kyle was great! The site was amazing. We did some amazing astrophotography and the geology of site 6 is worth checking out. No cell reception but that was actually kind of nice. Definitely recommend!
Jonathan K.recommends
April 5, 2024
Site 3 - Tierra del Sol Basecamp
Place is awesome! Highly recommend
Place is awesome! Highly recommend. Kyle was really nice and helpful too.
Mike S.recommends
April 5, 2024
Site 6 - Tierra del Sol Basecamp
Stargazers Paradise
This campground is a hidden gem for stargazers. Site 6 offers privacy and stunning mountain views. Our clear last night was perfect for stargazing and star photography. Kyle's friendly welcome added to the charm. A short hike led to an incredible panoramic view, ideal for capturing star trail shots. Highly recommend for a memorable outdoor experience.
Alex P.recommends
March 18, 2024
Site 4 - Tierra del Sol Basecamp
Beautiful area. Kyle was very accommodating and kind.
J Eric J.recommends
March 16, 2024
Site 1 - Tierra del Sol Basecamp
We stay at Tierra del Sol every year when we come to Big Bend. I’ve stayed in the National Park, the state park and other HipCamp properties, and I won’t stay anywhere else. Best stars, best view, and most deafeningly quiet place to stay!
Alpine, 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 Kyle J.Joined in September 2017
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