Hipcamp host Robert E.,
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HOT WATER SHOWERS, running water, THREE flush toilets, electrical outlets, device chargers, full kitchen, refrigerator, coffee maker, safe & easy campsite access, all make our remote, off grid campground exceptional in this area!

This listing is ALMOST an exact duplicate of our main listing and was created for those want


HOT WATER SHOWERS, running water, THREE flush toilets, electrical outlets, device chargers, full kitchen, refrigerator, coffee maker, safe & easy campsite access, all make our remote, off grid campground exceptional in this area!

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. 

EVERY SITE is spacious and a good distance from others, unintentionally, but effectively: "SOCIAL DISTANCED"! Both Robert & Debbie are fully vaccinated against Covid. We will not require proof of vaccination, but do request that all guests who are not vaccinated, respect mainstream science & medicine and wear masks, or keep your distance.

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!

Your great reviews have placed us as "finalists" in the rankings for "The Best Campground In Texas" for the last two years running!  OUTSIDE MAGAZINE recently ranked us the BEST HIPCAMP CAMPGROUND near Big Bend National Park as well!


Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
7 sites
Up to 14 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
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 35.0 ft
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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Propane, ONE pound tank.

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Firewood bundle

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One dozen farm fresh eggs!

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


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


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

Off-roading (OHV)


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


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


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


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


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

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Hipcamper Loren
Loren R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 14th, 2022

Robert was an awesome host! He was very accommodating to my 15 person group. We could have used a warning about the energy use and limited water availability before it froze but he was kind when the problem arose. He gave us a tour at the end of our stay, the property is so cool!

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Hipcamper Bailey
Bailey K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 8th, 2021

Eco-Ranch was amazing! My large group had an amazing time, and Robert was super accommodating and friendly and helpful. The place is beautiful, great for exploring, and great for the amazing stars at night (OMG!!!).

Hipcamper Will

Best off grid camp site

Will C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 8th, 2021

It was great. Robert is a stand out guy who takes pride in his camp ground. I was out on a guys trip to Big Bend and arrived after dark. Much easier in the day time, just have to be careful at night. My guys and I had a blast. Fire pits, night stars with the essentials. The kitchen and bathroom on site were great. In the morning we met Roberts wife and their animals too. I highly recommend.

Hipcamper Adam
Adam B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 26th, 2021

We really enjoyed our stay here! So much more personable and unique than a public state or national park campground. Robert was great to meet and had lots of information to share on Big Bend, Terlingua, and the surrounding areas.

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Hipcamper Salar
Salar F.
recommends this listing.
March 23rd, 2021

Unforgettable experience. The hosts are incredibly welcoming and the sustainable system they have set up is very interesting. The views on the property are breathtaking and I can not wait to come back to this spot.

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Hipcamper Nicole

Gorgeous camping + fun hosts

Nicole L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 18th, 2021

I booked the large group site for myself + 3 kiddos because it was all that was left at the last minute, but there were plenty of campsites available. I opted for a smaller site close to the community kitchen + bathrooms. I do suggest camping a little further away from the main house if you don’t want to hear the poultry periodically throughout the night ramping up to their morning avian rave, but Robert singing to them eat the start of each day was a highlight! Eco Ranch is great when you want a step up from 100% primitive camping with some proximity to other humans. (I appreciate that in rattlesnake country). It was pretty lively during our week stay over spring break, so I wager it is probably a lot quieter during other times. The land is absolutely stunning & the kids had a blast traversing all of the surrounding mini-canyons while I looked on from above within sight & earshot preparing meals. Definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Wade

Rugged and enjoyable

Wade W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 10th, 2021

Friendly outdoor experience as describe perfectly in their hip camp profile. We enjoyed ourselves and the night sky was fantastic.

Hipcamper Justin
Justin E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 14th, 2021

Amazing property and hosts. Everything exceeded expectations. Will definitely be back.

Hipcamper Leah

January covid visit!

Leah T.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 18th, 2021

This camp is perfect for a short term visit. We had to call ahead for specific directions because if you don’t you will get completely lost. The hosts were inconsistent with turning on the water and we had to consistently go up to the main house to ask them to turn it on. We bought firewood with our reservation and didn’t receive it when we first arrived so we asked for it the next morning and the host was less than jolly when answering the door at 8 am. He then told us not to wake him before 9 am, which is totally understandable but just thought that should have been in the email with instructions.

Pack emergency toilet paper because the bathroom may not have any some mornings! The views are great and the ground we slept on wasn’t super hard which made the nights easier!

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

We state is several places that GPS & map programs will route campers down impassable roads & to ask for directions to the simplest route as well as sending a message through HIPCAMP. Several other campers have had problems following this simple request, so we now send directions and other information two ways to every camper to avoid a review like this, caused by the camper's inability to read our message. Also, upon arrival, she had no room in her vehicle for firewood and wanted to get it the next day. But 8 AM is too early. Many nights in our Winter have freezing temperatures. On those nights, the campground water system is turned off to avoid damage from freezing & turned on when thawed. Nothing inconsistent or unusual about that! Covid has folks nationally hoarding toilet paper, so at that time, every camper was asked to bring their own..... again in a message that apparently went unread. We don't mind if we get a poor review. No one can be at the top of their game at all times, but we prefer to earn it, not get it from a camper's inattention!!

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