Hipcamp host Jeff M.,
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Primitive camping and small trailer sites. Plenty of acreage to explore. The Goat Pens of Cigar Springs Ranch are easily accessed and located on South County Road. This central location provides an ideal basecamp close to the Terlingua Ghost Town and both Big Bend State and National Parks. The unique geology and topography of the Goat Pens made this a popular movie set and

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Primitive camping and small trailer sites. Plenty of acreage to explore. The Goat Pens of Cigar Springs Ranch are easily accessed and located on South County Road. This central location provides an ideal basecamp close to the Terlingua Ghost Town and both Big Bend State and National Parks. The unique geology and topography of the Goat Pens made this a popular movie set and many westerns were filmed here in the 80's and 90's. Come out and enjoy seclusion, peace and quiet, awesome scenery with sunrises and sunsets to die for. All while still being able to easily take advantage of the area's other attractions.

The Goat Pens includes an outdoor events venue that hosts concerts, stargazing parties, festivals and weddings. The Goat Pens also has the only drive-in movie theater in the Big Bend area. Send a text or check The Goat Pens Facebook page (@goatpens) for information and dates of events.

Thanks, Jeff.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
50 sites
Up to 7 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 20 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Showers available
No potable water
No kitchen
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Jeff a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Goat Pens in Texas.

Desert
Mountainous

Places to see near Goat Pens, Cigar Springs Ranch

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Hipcamper Ross

Great experience all around

Ross M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 25th, 2022

Awesome desert location, Jeff met us when we arrived and explained everything, the stars shown bright, and in the morning the solar hot water shower was outstanding! I’d definitely stay here again.

Hipcamper Shannon

Camping with kids

Shannon S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 25th, 2022

Jeff’s land is a hidden gem. The property is so big that you feel totally secluded. The bathrooms were clean and star gazing those dark west Texas skies while taking a hot shower was an experience all in its self. Our kiddos ran around barefoot and wild and would have rather spent all their time there than in BBNP. It was our second time to stay at the GPs and we’ll definitely be back!

Hipcamper Kevin

Multi-trip visitor

Kevin K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 20th, 2022

My 3 rd visit to Goat Pens. Can't say I was disappointed at all. I was able to get away from the city and enjoy the peace and quiet that the campground had to offer.

Hipcamper Enrique
Enrique M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 19th, 2022

Great spot, convenient location.

Hipcamper Barbara Jean
Barbara Jean T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 11th, 2022

Goat Pens is the best. Great showers, bathrooms. Proximity to town but also far enough out to be private and beautiful.

Hipcamper Ian
Ian N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 7th, 2022

The Goat Pens were great!

Jeff’s instructions were clear and accurate and we were able to find our way and get set up without any problems. The showers and toilets were clean as well.

I hope to be back sometime!

Hipcamper Chris

April at the goat pens

Chris M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 5th, 2022

My multi night stay at the goat pens was exactly what I was looking for. We were looking for a quiet place for primitive tent camping with bathrooms and showers near town and big bend. Jeff the host was very informative and polite and it was a pleasure meeting and speaking to him. We saw a coyote and some magniciant stars during our stay while enjoying the solitude. The road into and around the place is doable for most vehicles but a high clearance or good suspension would be recommended.

Hipcamper Michele
Michele V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 4th, 2022

This was a beautiful place to camp. Sites were not on top of each other, so there was a nice sense of privacy. It was easy to find and communication with Jeff was great.

Hipcamper Marcin

Camping on the desert with coyotes!

Marcin K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 28th, 2022

Very exciting to camp out on a desert! It's dispersed camping with campfire stones to mark the sites. Lots of space for each. Property gate opens by code, which is very convenient. Toilets are well maintained and have water and sinks to wash hands. Showers have warm water. Gas station and grocery store (and cell phone reception) are just 10 minutes away Jeff was very welcoming.
We could hear coyotes and wild donkeys at night, which was really cool!

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Awards

Best of 2022 Tent Site
Finalist
Best of 2022 Texas
Finalist
Best in 2021 Texas
Finalist
Best in 2021 Tent Site
Finalist
Best of 2019 Texas
5th place
Best of 2018 Texas
Finalist
Property
Goat Pens, Cigar Springs Ranch
State
Texas
Country
United States
$40/night
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