Calling Escondido Pens just a campground is like calling the Nestle Wonder Ball, that oh so coveted treat of the 90’s, just a chocolate. This site is actually multiple campgrounds in one. The Escondido Group Site is a large exposed area perfect for a grand ole desert dance party (or a family reunion, but we recommend the dance party). Ojo Escondido has various tent pad sites for smaller groups and is equipped with a spring-fed water trough for animals. Escondido Pens includes holding pens (hence the name) for horses and easy access to the Sauceda and Leyva Canyon Trailhead. This site is also very flat and open and is our recommendation in Big Bend Ranch for anyone requiring special accessibility accommodations. There’s no electricity here, though, and you should either bring some fresh water or find a way to treat the spring water that’s available.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
2 sites
Up to guests per site
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Stretching along the Rio Grande in far west Texas, the Big Bend Ranch State Park is an amazing location for the adventurous. Th...Read more


The Rio Grande/Rio Bravo area offers great day-use access where visitors can float and fish!


Fishing is accessible for day use in the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo area. If you need it, you can purchase a fishing license inside t...Read more


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Horseback riding

In addition to riding on the trails, there are equestrian campsites available for overnight stays! There are a few rules you ha...Read more


For a day trip on the water, visit the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo corridor to raft, canoe, picnic and fish. Several access points lie...Read more


Although there isn’t a great place for swimming inside Big Bend Ranch State Park, on your way in or out, stop for a dip in the ...Read more

Whitewater paddling

For a day trip on the water, visit the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo corridor to raft, canoe, picnic and fish. Several access points lie...Read more

Wildlife watching

Big Bend Ranch State Park is the perfect location for beautiful geology, birds, animals, and plants. There are more than 300 bi...Read more


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Big Bend Ranch State Park
United States
Phone Number
(512) 389-8900
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29.495° N, 103.933° W
Equestrian: 1 Site
(Up to people per site)
Tent / Van: 1 Site
(Up to 8 people per site)