High winds, no shade, water or restrooms. Don’t all sign up at once! Nature’s comforts (or, lack thereof) aside, these seven primitive campsites do provide a picnic table and fire ring. Also, vans, trailers, and motorhomes are allowed at these sites (so technically, your setup can be very un-primitive). However you choose to stay, just remember the golden camping rule: pack-in, pack-out!
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
7 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
No toilet
No pets
Picnic table available
No potable water


Offered near the campground.


Experienced mountain bikers will love Devils River State Natural Area’s 12-mile loop. The unpaved trail is accessible throughou...Read more


Devils River State Natural Area is a common camping location for kayakers and canoers looking to paddle along the wild and scen...Read more


Grab your fishing license and head down the .9 mile trail near the parking lot to fish on Devils River. You’ll find a wide vari...Read more


Given the primitive and isolated location of Devils River State Natural Area, hiking and other activities here offer the feelin...Read more

Horseback riding

Horseback riding is permitted in the 20,000 square-acre Del Norte region of Devils River State Natural area. Enjoy the region's...Read more


Launch your canoe or kayak about a mile down from the parking area in Del Norte to embark on a 32 mile adventure down the river...Read more


Experienced swimmers can head into Devils River for a swim, but should be aware of the risks ahead of time. The park recommends...Read more

Whitewater paddling

Kayaking down Devils River is popular reason for visitors to stop by Devils River State Natural Area. See the kayaking and cano...Read more

Wildlife watching

Find a wide array of natural biodiversity in the land and water of Devils River State Natural Area's land and water. Devils Riv...Read more


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Peter T.
recommends this listing.
October 29th, 2017

Not much to do at this site, but great dark skies at night to watch the stars.

Hipcamper Summer S.
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October 26th, 2017
Devils River State Natural Area
United States
Phone Number
(830) 395-2133
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Official Website
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29.906° N, 100.962° W
Tent / RV / Trailer: 7 Sites
(Up to 4 people per site)