The best camping near Davis Mountains State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Davis Mountains adventure.

The best camping near Davis Mountains State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Davis Mountains adventure.

Camping near Davis Mountains State Park

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Davis Mountains adventure.

The mountains meet the desert in this high-altitude Texas wilderness.  

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Mountain View Lodge

3 sites · RVs, Tents7 acres · Fort Davis, TX
Formerly Mountain Trails Lodge, our property features stunning sunrises and sunsets, wildlife watching, and amazing dark skies viewing. And on April 8, you join us for solar eclipse viewing. We'll have eclipse glasses for our guests. We offer tent campsites and one RV site with electricity and water available, along with access to a restroom with shower and amenities, our pavilion with a gas grill and grilling tools, a fridge, ice, and picnic tables. We also have cabins for rent, visible on our website mountainviewlodgetx.com. We have seven acres convenient to many attractions, including McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Davis Mountains State Park, the Chihuahuan Desert Research Center, a 75-mile scenic loop, and more. Marfa, TX, a widely recognized community of world-renowned artists, is just a 20-minute drive away. Alpine, TX is also only 20 minutes away with more amenities and medical care facilities. We are located in a Dark Skies Reserve with spectacular night viewing of stars and the Milky Way, even without a telescope!
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El Cosmico

40 sites · RVs, Tents21 acres · Marfa, TX
El Cosmico takes its inspiration from a long American history of hippies, nomads, bohemians and those living a life of self-determination. We believe in tuning in, dropping out and being here now. Vehicles are not allowed onto the grounds, so if you are staying in your car or RV you will post up in our large parking lot with easy access to the grounds. Tent camping is dispersed, so you pick your space within the designated camping areas that are indicated on the property map provided at the front desk. Front desk hours are from 7:30am-11:00pm daily. If you are arriving after 11pm please call ahead for late check-in instructions.
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Rancho Estrella Marfa

1 site · Tent1 acre · Marfa, TX
Two country lots on the edge of Marfa. Hammocks, tent camping and vintage trailer rentals all surrounding an old adobe church which is over 100 years old. All located a half of a mile to the center of Marfa, Texas. The pictures and reviews tell the story. We offer plenty of places to camp and hammocks to sleep on. This is a mellow spot and peaceful for those who want to relax and take a deep breath. We don't host big parties and all nighters. Not our style.
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Roy L.’s Land

3 sites · RVs, Tents3000 acres · Fort Davis, TX
Lizzard Mountain is located on Point of Rocks Ranch which was established in 1959 by my father Roy Rust Largent Jr., his brother David Largent, my grandfather Roy Rust Largent Sr. It is still a working ranch operated by my son Roy Rust Largent IV and is home of the original Miniature Hereford cattle.
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Red Feather

2 sites · Tents7 acres · Fort Davis, TX
Learn more about this land:*Remote. No water connections, no electricity and 4x4 or AWD required.  All proceeds are considered by us to be donations, which go to preserving the natural beauty of West Texas (such as the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute, Balmorhea State Park, and the Davis Mountains Preserve). Come escape the fast-paced city life and let time time stand still as you take in the spectacular views of the West Texas mountains. Bring your own tent, set up camp and enjoy the solitude and beauty of the western storms and whiskey gold sunsets. The stars at night are big and bright...Red Feather is nearly 8 acres of undisturbed land located deep in the Davis Mountains in far west Texas. Situated in southwestern Jeff Davis County and 5 miles from the highway on primitive roads, it is accessible only by four-wheel drive vehicles. We have a nice view of the McDonald Observatory (only 7.5 miles as the crow flies) and we are 35 minutes from Alpine and Marfa. *Please know this is a primitive campsite, there are no restrooms or trash receptacles.  You must be prepared to take out what you bring in.  Unfortunately, past guests have left it unkempt which makes us have to vet out who we will host.  Red Feather is not a spot for everyone, only experienced campers who have a true appreciation and respect for nature.  And if you do find the area untidy, please let us know.  Lastly, this is not a place for large group gatherings or a place to party.  ~Leave No Trace~
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Gardens Oasis Lobo Texas

100 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Valentine, TX
This is part of many recreational properties in very & unique places, Gardens Oasis are one of the most interesting places for all members of Artists for Humanity coming here to enjoy the true South West of America. Mountain biking, dirt bikes, hiking and exploring this ranch will give you experience you will never have in your city. Part of Sonora Desert this Green Valley is not known to any travel agency. It is yours to explore in it's pristine and original state. Never miss the chance to see it and park your trailer here. Quiet, safe, exotic. Don't forget to take some water with you. You may need that.
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The best camping near Davis Mountains State Park guide

Overview

About

More than 2,700 acres of mile-high peaks—the highest is 5,600 feet—and rugged plains look out over the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert in Davis Mountains State Park. Wild scenery is a guarantee, whether you choose to explore by horseback or mountain bike, hike all the way to the Fort Davis National Historic Site, or picnic along Limpia Creek. Birdwatchers won’t want to miss the bird blind (one of the best spots in West Texas to view birds while staying unseen), and camping is plentiful, with everything from full hookup RV sites to backcountry tent sites. You can even book a room at the historic Indian Lodge.

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Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve one of the park’s 101 campsites in advance via the Texas State Parks website. 
  2. Campsite reservations open five months in advance, and all sites can be reserved, including primitive and equestrian sites.
  3. Campsites can book up fast for summer and holiday weekends—book as early as possible, especially if you have a particular site in mind.

When to go

Davis Mountains State Park is open year-round but busiest from March through Labor Day. Daytime temperatures can reach over 90°F in summer, but the mountains are generally cooler and less humid than the surrounding desert, and it’s still enjoyable to hike and camp during this time. But temperatures drop after sundown, so bring warm clothes even in summer, and expect nights to dip below freezing in winter. Wildflowers start blooming in spring and are most impressive after rainfall. 

Know before you go

  • Davis Mountains State Park is located three miles northwest of Fort Davis.
  • Park entrance fees are required in addition to camping fees, and general entrance reservations can be made up to one month in advance.
  • Facilities in the park include restrooms, picnic benches, and a park store selling souvenirs, snacks, and drinks. You can purchase groceries, firewood, and camping supplies in Fort Davis.
  • Regular campsites have picnic benches, grills, and access to restrooms/showers; some are also accessible to wheelchairs. Primitive sites have no facilities or water, and campfires are not permitted (fuel stoves are allowed). 
  • Bird-watching and stargazing are highlights. Pack your binoculars and keep campsite lighting to a minimum to preserve the dark skies.

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