Hipcamp host Jody W.,
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This is truly an off-the-grid experience. Located in the Terlingua desert, 5 miles off the highway, this property has no electricity, no water, no wifi, no cell service, and no light pollution. It's a wide open desert landscape with mountain views on the horizon. If getting away from it all is your goal, you found the right place.
Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 22 guests per site
Up to 4 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 24 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
No Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Jody a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Lots of gravel roads, or if you have a mountain bike, there are lots of places to ride through the desert. Big Bend State Park ...Read more


It's fun to explore the area, so wear your hiking boots. Lots of hiking opportunities in Big Bend National Park and Big Bend St...Read more


Great kayaking and canoeing on the Rio Grande. It's a little over an hour drive either in the national park or Lajitas.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)


Natural features you'll find at AREA9: Big Bend Remote Campsite in Texas.


9 Point Mesa to the east, Chisos mountains to the south.


Right next to 9 Point Mesa.


Places to see near AREA9: The Edge of Nowhere

21 Reviews

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Hipcamper Nicholas
Nicholas C.
recommends this listing.
January 11th, 2022

Great spot, very remote with nice amenities for such a remote spot. Would stay there again! Our dogs had the time of their lives!

Hipcamper Stefanie

Fantastic sunset and sunrise

Stefanie B.
recommends this listing.
January 5th, 2022

The view is fantastic and everything was great. The campsite is far away from noise and lights and you can enjoy the time very much. We definitly come again.

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Hipcamper Matthew

Beautiful views

Matthew D.
recommends this listing.
December 31st, 2021

We loved the seclusion and the amazing views at Area 9. It’s a great place to view the desert sunrise, sunset, and tons of stars.

Hipcamper Sarah

Best sunset ever

Sarah M.
recommends this listing.
December 28th, 2021

Officially one of my favorite spots! It's truly in the middle of no where-- Excellent views of the sunset and stars. So many fun/weird things to find. Loved the complete silence. Will be back!

In the directions it says 7 miles from Terlingua, so we thought that meant 7 miles from the Terlingua Ranch Rd/ 118 N intersection, but on another graphic it says 35 miles from the Terlingua Ghost Town, so we went off that, and the directions were on point after that.

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Hipcamper Kelley

Stunning views

Kelley S.
recommends this listing.
November 7th, 2021

My family of 5 camped here for the past week and LOVED it! Jody’s place is amazing and truly enhanced our Big Bend area experience. The views are incredible for stargazing, sunrises and sunsets! The table, chairs (there are now about 5 metal chairs, in addition to the blue ones you see in the main picture), stools (2), side tables, fire pit, grill, buckets to fill with rocks to hold things down if it’s windy, multiple places to pitch a tent or park, and “outhouse” take remote camping up several notches, not to mention the cool art / decorations Jody has included. We were able to explore the Big Bend National and State parks for 4 days, and took a couple days to visit Terlingua Ghost Town, Alpine, Marfa, Fort Davis and the Davis Mountains State Park - Area9 was centrally located.

The directions Jody gave were spot on, though I am grateful we heeded her advice and found it the first time in daylight. A couple nights got really windy, so I advise to make sure you have guylines packed and ready to use if needed. On the other nights we slept with the rainfly off and enjoyed sleeping under the stars (first week of November)! It was just magical.

My kids (ages 7, 6, and 4) loved exploring the land, playing with Jody’s props, and eating s’mores under the Milky Way. My husband and I enjoyed sharing coffee at sunrise, wine at sunset, and spending time imagining our own constellations with the kids. We all definitely recommend Area9 if you’re wanting solitude and beauty!

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Hipcamper Steve

Just like described

Steve J.
recommends this listing.
May 28th, 2021

Great site. Easy to find with amazing views. There was a house within site that you don't see on the pictures but it was far enough away to not notice. Site has lots of room and amazing sunrise/sunset views.

Unfortunately the first 3 days brought lots of rain and one of the most impressive lightning storms I have ever seen.

The site seems to always be windy due to it's location so plan for that.

Will definitely stay here again!

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Hipcamper Amy
Amy R.
recommends this listing.
March 30th, 2021

Our stay at Area 9 was absolutely incredible. We wanted a secluded spot with beautiful scenery during our 9 day visit to the region and that is exactly what we got. The little touches were incredible like the chairs to relax in while watching the sun rise over the mesa. It was well worth the drive back and forth to the parks for us in exchange for the peace and quiet we received.

Hipcamper Jody
Response from Jody, the Host, on March 31st, 2021

I'm so happy you enjoyed it! The starry nights and seclusion sealed the deal for me, and I love sharing it with others. Thank you!

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Hipcamper Todd

Perfect solitude

Todd L.
recommends this listing.
March 22nd, 2021

Second time staying here. Hopefully, more to come! Thanks for making it available to the rest of us!

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Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel E.
recommends this listing.
January 10th, 2021

Very nice area about halfway between Alpine and Terlingua. Was a reasonable drive from Big Bend. The area was gorgeous and had plenty of room for all of us to stay. Couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay.

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