Hipcamp host Karen B.,
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We offer a quiet and uniquely private setting with stunning views of the Chisos Mountains. Tent camping plus one dry-RV site.

Located just 7 miles from Big Bend National Park, and 70 miles from Big Bend Ranch State Park, it is a perfect base from which to explore all the hiking, boating, horseback riding, and scenic beauty that West Texas is known for. The arts, histor

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We offer a quiet and uniquely private setting with stunning views of the Chisos Mountains. Tent camping plus one dry-RV site.

Located just 7 miles from Big Bend National Park, and 70 miles from Big Bend Ranch State Park, it is a perfect base from which to explore all the hiking, boating, horseback riding, and scenic beauty that West Texas is known for. The arts, history, and entertainment of Terlingua Ghost Town are 2 miles away.

West Texas is one of the best places in the US to view the Milky Way (both Big Bend Parks are certified International Dark Sky Parks). We use shielded LED lighting around buildings and pathways to cut down on light pollution and optimize the stargazing opportunities for our astrotourists. And we are applying for dark sky certification from the Texan By Nature program.

This is the desert, in all its rugged splendor. There are critters, rocks, plants with thorns, slippery slopes, sink holes, rusted artifacts and broken glass from decades long past. Bring sturdy shoes and a flashlight, and stay on the paths!

Future plans for the property include more primitive campsites, more amenities, more parking, a more extensive network of safe pathways, and furnished bell tent glamping. But our intention is always to provide secluded, low-density accommodations for folks who are respectful of the land.

Campsite area
Tent sites
4 sites
Up to 3 guests per site
Walk to listing
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Showers available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
No hot tub
Have a question? Send Karen a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

There is limited walking available; guests are expected to stay on existing paths.

Wildlife watching

You may see coyotes, rock squirrels, jackrabbits, lizards, owls, doves, ravens, and the occasional deer or javelina.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Terlingua Dark Skies in Texas.

Desert
Canyon

Places to see near Cieloscuro

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Hipcamper Nicole
Nicole S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
June 14th, 2022

It's very quiet with a nice view.
The outdoor shower is perfect and Karen is very nice and helpful.
We will come back.

Hipcamper Maria Evangelina
Maria Evangelina S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
May 31st, 2022

Very sweet and had a cute vibe

Hipcamper Haley
Haley H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
May 2nd, 2022

Basic amenities, great views of the valley/town. Great sunset spot. Several tent sites.

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Hipcamper James

Great time

James L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
April 19th, 2022

Everything was great. The sites are all cleared and leveled for tents. Some wood is available to get a fire started but you would have to bring your own to keep it going. Karen is great in making sure your experience is great and that you get your privacy.

Hipcamper Emily

Camping under the stars

Emily N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
March 21st, 2022

Karen’s land was absolutely gorgeous! Me and my friend were so astonished at how many stars we could see at night!! The moon was so bright we didn’t even need our lanterns, she was super accommodating and kind and the campsite set up was great!

Hipcamper Karen
Response from Karen, the Host, on March 21st, 2022

I'm so glad. Come back any time!

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Hipcamper Rolando

Outstanding!

Rolando S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
March 14th, 2022

Outstanding stay! Karen was a great host and I would highly recommend this stay. The land is beautiful, peaceful, and quiet.

Hipcamper Karen
Response from Karen, the Host, on March 17th, 2022

And you were great guests! Come back any time ...

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Hipcamper Deborah
Deborah K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
February 28th, 2022

A beautiful remote place with good access to the state and national parks. Karen is a kind and accommodating host.

Hipcamper Karen
Response from Karen, the Host, on March 16th, 2022

Dankjewel, Deborah!

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Hipcamper Naomi

Big bend base camp

Naomi M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
February 22nd, 2022

What an incredible place! All the desert plants and smooth rocks. 360 sunsets and sunrises. Karen is a gem of a person so glad I met her! Only a short drive to big bend national park. I stayed here and played in the park before and after. Perfect jumping off point. Didn’t see the ghost town but I hear it’s very cool!

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Hipcamper Karen
Response from Karen, the Host, on March 16th, 2022

The ghost town *is* very cool ... you need to come back! Thanks so much for posting these fine photos.

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Hipcamper Zoe
Zoe S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
January 10th, 2022

We had great time as the first tent campers at Cielo Oscuro! It is a beautiful property and feels very secluded. Karen was out of town but her partner Antonio made us feel at home and told us all about improvements he has already made to the land and their plans for the future. The location was convenient for getting to Terlingua/Big Bend- I'd definitely recommend camping here.

Hipcamper Karen
Response from Karen, the Host, on March 16th, 2022

Sorry I missed you, Zoe. So glad to hear that you found the New Year's experience you were looking for.

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Property
Cieloscuro
State
Texas
Country
United States
$35/night
4 Sites