Tascate is a small campsite for about eight people that provides the picnic table and fire ring that every site in the park has as well as the ruins of ranching days gone by in the form of old windmills and water tanks. What really separates this site from others, though, is the way in which it is sheltered in a broad canyon by tall, age-old rock walls that provide shelter from the sun in the sweltering summer months. The canyon is a blast to explore, and not getting a heat stroke thanks to that shade is also a blast.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
2 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


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Horseback riding

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Whitewater paddling

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Wildlife watching

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Hannah R.
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January 18th, 2018

Also great for recreational camping! There was some really great views.

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Rachel And Ryan R.
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December 21st, 2017

We went in May 2015 with our pup. It was a gorgeous day trip from Marfa, though after lunch the ground was incredibly hot and we had to carry our 65lb dog from the car to the river. Take puppy boots!

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Big Bend Ranch State Park
United States
Phone Number
(512) 389-8900
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29.432° N, 103.973° W
Tent / Van: 2 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)