Hipcamp host Robert E.,
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(PLEASE NOTE:)

As far as virus concerns go, use your common sense. If you want to visit the Big Bend area, come ahead! We and everyone in the area, will do our best to make your stay here fun and safe.

This listing is ALMOST an exact duplicate of our main listing and was created for those wanting to camp with a large group. We ha

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(PLEASE NOTE:)

As far as virus concerns go, use your common sense. If you want to visit the Big Bend area, come ahead! We and everyone in the area, will do our best to make your stay here fun and safe.

This listing is ALMOST an exact duplicate of our main listing and was created for those wanting to camp with a large group. We have built seven large campsites that can accommodate up to twelve people, three tents, four vehicles, or 1-2 RVs. This listing is ONLY to book those campsites, as the price is higher than our other camp sites, but less than if you paid for extra people. If you have six or less in your party, you may want to just book one of the "regular" sites.

Many campers book here because they could not get a site IN the National park. That is fine, but we really are a destination spot on our own and we urge you to give our campground a try! You WILL return again!!

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, do NOT try to come here using a map program or GPS unit!!! These will route you down non-existent or impassable roads & we cannot pull you out if you get stuck! Just write us and we will send you safe, detailed directions down easily traversed roads. You may phone as well, but we don't always receive voice mail promptly.

This is a 100% off-grid working poultry/goat/aquaponics ranch! We usually have fresh eggs, seasonal vegetables and even poultry meat available for you to purchase. We also have blocks of ice available for your cooler. 

For a complete, up-to-date description of our campground & ranch, please go to the "Eco-Ranch Sustainable Living Center" listing...… but do reserve this large site on the page!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
7 sites
Up to 14 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Generators allowed
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 35ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Robert a message!
  • Check in: After 9AM
  • Check out: Before 3PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

If you have your own bicycle, there are many miles of roads and trails in the area.

Swimming

We do NOT have swimming on the grounds. However, there is a spring fed pond about three miles from the site and so long as you ...Read more

Wildlife watching

We are in the Central Flyway and there is a large variety of migrating birds passing through. Javelina, Aoudad, Coyote, Deer an...Read more

Hiking
Off-roading (OHV)

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Eco-Ranch Large Group Camping in Texas.

Desert

This is the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert, 20 miles from both Big Bend National Park & Big Bend Ranch State Park. The elevat...Read more

Mountainous

We are situated in a basin about seven miles in diameter, surrounded by 4500'+ mountains. The views are outstanding!

Swimming hole

A privately owned swimming hole is three miles from the property. So long as you are respectful of the property and clean up af...Read more

Ranch

We are a working poultry & goat farm. These are contained in their own area. Visitors are welcome to see, interact with & feed ...Read more

Driveway

There is a circular driveway into the ranch and campground, which allows easy access for all vehicles and RVs.

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Hipcamper Lisa
Lisa T.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 16th, 2020

Robert and his wife were wonderful - helpful, kind, and attentive to our needs without being overwhelming in the presence at all. We all adored them. The group campsite was quite small for a group site. We were meant to have 5 people and ended up with only 3, which workednjust fine but 5 wouldn’t have been possible. It was nice to have a flushing toilet and they kept us supplied with drinking water. The kitchenette wasn’t very usable, as unwashed dishes were stacked on the surfaces. The location was a further drive from Big Bend than a lot of other sites - upside being that it was very peaceful out there and felt quite secluded. There are geese, chickens, turkeys, and donkeys that live there. The animals were loud at times but we thought they were charming. Overall, location, lack of access to the kitchen, and small size of the campsite were the biggest downsides. Our very kind hosts, the stars and seclusion, and the animals were great upsides.

Hipcamper Robert
Response from Robert, the Host, on January 30th, 2021

This camper tried to use OUR personal kitchen which is outdoors next to our home and 100 yards from the campground bath house/kitchen, which was clean and usable at that time. We informed her of this and do not understand her continued confusion. The new bath house & kitchen are completed now. There are two flush toilets, a shower with solar hot water and a full kitchen. Not sure how to enlarge the camp site, it is already 70'x70' with a 150' driveway that can be utilized, as well as over 4000 square feet of space that is around the manicured site. We think it is a bargain for what is offered.

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Hipcamper Jennie

Waking up to roosters ain't so bad

Jennie S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 27th, 2020

Robert & Debbie were absolutely wonderful. I love the vibe that they have created on their sustainable ranch and waking up to roosters crowing really added a delightful touch to the trip! We stayed at the large group camp which was just a tad bit further away from the bathroom & kitchen. It was a bit of a longer hike, but definitely do-able and provided the private space we were looking for. My one recommendation is to pack your lunch and everything you need for the day when you head out to explore Big Bend or any of the surrounding areas because driving out and then back to the campsite and back out is a trek (as with everything out in West Texas)!

Hipcamper Arlene

Eco

Arlene D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 23rd, 2020

Mr. Earl and wife are very warm and welcomed all of us. He gave us the best campsite.

Hipcamper Blake

Amenities stars and views

Blake L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 26th, 2020

Roberts place was perfect if you want views and amenities . We drove a pretty rough road to get back there but we didn’t text Robert before so make sure you do the correct road is smoother than the one google maps takes you. We used the kitchen to make dinner and outlet use. There is not one bad site.

Hipcamper Milind

Great stay

Milind B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 27th, 2020

Stayed in group site closest to restrooms and kitchen. Great spot. Gravel road, but our minivan made it to the site. We loved the wifi access, signal was strong around the house. Robert is a great guy, always available and kudos to him for maintaining the place.

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Hipcamper Tom

Everything we expected and more!

Tom M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 30th, 2020

Robert and Debbie have created and continue to create a sweet spot for learning about sustainability, resting peacefully in West Texas breezes during the day and under a blanket of starts at night. The farm was a bonus as was the shower, bathroom and outdoor kitchen. This spot was PERFECT for a socially distanced Thanksgiving with family, we look forward to returning.

Hipcamper T

Incredible views.

T F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
December 4th, 2020

Peaceful stay with the family. Sunsets and sunrises were special. Great hub/jump off spot to national park as well.

Hipcamper Raul

Great host, toilets and shower.

Raul G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
December 7th, 2020

Robert makes you feel very welcomed. From the time you get there, he guides you to your site and tell you what options available to you at the time. Flushing toilets and hot showers were the deal maker, but everything of this site is really nice. You're camping on the desert with many commodities. Definitely would use Eco-Ranch camp again.

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Hipcamper James
James S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
December 8th, 2020

Amazing site and the most kind hosts with great communication throughout!
The views are unbeatable and all the facilities went above and beyond our expectations.

Property
Eco-Ranch Sustainable Center
State
Texas
Country
United States
$50/night
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