Hipcamp host Stela F.,
Hosted by

READ OUR REVIEWS!  And for more photos follow us on Instagram @losalamosmarfa or like us on FB @losalamoshipcamp.  Please message us before booking to find out current road conditions to determine if your vehicle can make the trip! October through early February are our cold months, bundle up!  February through May are great weather but be prepared for pop up west texas wind


READ OUR REVIEWS!  And for more photos follow us on Instagram @losalamosmarfa or like us on FB @losalamoshipcamp.  Please message us before booking to find out current road conditions to determine if your vehicle can make the trip! October through early February are our cold months, bundle up!  February through May are great weather but be prepared for pop up west texas winds! May through early September are out hottest months.  Los Alamos has large shady cotton woods (available with 4x4 only) and a swimming hole (drive up) available for camping all summer long!   Plus unlimited ice and drinking well water for all our campers.  360 degrees of sweeping desert views situated in the backyard of the Big Bend Ranch State Park. Set up your tent and prepare to indulge in your own private sunrise, sunset and starry nights with one of the darkest skies in the northern hemisphere. We offer access to all your creature comforts like WiFi near the outdoor pavilion and hot showers at our guest house and campers are welcome to firewood, unlimited drinkable water and ice for your campsite. We are very pet friendly (no extra fee for our fur babies) but please send us a note when you book and let us know if you are bringing your pups.  We ask that you keep them on a leash around the guest and main house while they get to know our four fur babies.  All campsites are equipped with a Weber grill so bring your charcoal (or use driftwood scattered all around our place) and cooking tools! The main house is up to a mile from your campsite so you will feel safe yet have complete privacy on over 840 acres of desert land. Stay a few nights and enjoy nearby trail-heads at the state park or check out the hipster scene in Marfa just 40 miles north of your campsite, both an easy day trip.  Take a break from all the digital noise and enjoy some intense star gazing to recharge the soul. 

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 32 guests per site
Up to 10 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 40 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Ask about slideout accommodation
surface type
surface levelness
water hookup
television hookup
Hookups: No electricity and sewage
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Stela a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Bring your mountain bike for some great terrain trails that will challenge you.


Bring your fishing gear for fun catch and release fishing of small perch.

Off-roading (OHV)

OHV vehicles welcome


The desert bluffs are a fun challenge for those experienced in climbing at your own risk. But worth the breathtaking views onc...Read more


Our swimming hole is fed by our artesian well and is located just outside the main house.

Wildlife watching

Bring your binos and camera, Los Alamos Ranch is host to all the wildlife the Big Bend area has to offer, even the rare Chihuah...Read more



Natural features you'll find at Ocotillo Flats in Texas.

Hot spring

Not on our property but the Chinati hot springs are about 2 hours drive from us and so are the hot springs in the Big Bend Nati...Read more


Los Alamos has a canyon wall with mesa that makes for a great vertical hike, both challenging and rewarding.


We are located on the edge of the Big Bend ranch state park and easy day drive to the national park, you bet you'll see mountains!

River, stream, or creek

Over a mile long private access to Alamito Creek which is dry most of the year but will run with heavy rains during Monsoon sea...Read more

Swimming hole

Cool down at the Ranch's swimming hole located just outside the main house.


We lease our land to neighbors so cattle roam freely on our property.


Places to see near Los Alamos Ranch Big Bend Texas

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Hipcamper Dathan

An amazing site

Dathan B.
recommends this listing.
October 19th, 2019

Stella was very communicative in providing the information we needed. The site is in a gorgeous setting, & there is a trail connected to this which is worth trekking.

Hipcamper Mark
Mark L.
recommends this listing.
June 3rd, 2019

Had to whole place to ourselves.....quite desert.

Hipcamper Roger

Ocotillo flats 5/14 - 5/17

Roger B.
recommends this listing.
May 20th, 2019

Wonderful experience camping at Ocotillo Flats, site was secluded and the vistas were breathtaking. The location is between Marfa and Terlingua so easy drive to either. Having the guest house facilities available was a big plus as well. I would highly recommend this place and look forward to a return visit , The hosts were wonderful and provided us with any last minute info as well as ice too !!!

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Hipcamper Jes

Rugged, peaceful and secluded

Jes D.
recommends this listing.
March 15th, 2019

The road less traveled will take you to places that are remote, natural and raw. Our site was definitely the best place to experience all of these things. Beautiful sunrise/sunsets and stairs can all be found in this little corner of the Big Bend State Park Ranch. The site is very private with plenty of places to explore. Stela is such a wonderful host and at the time of our visit during high winds, allowed us the use of her comfortable guest house to cook and enjoy her meal. Showers and bathrooms are clean and well
stocked with toiletries when spending the day hiking in the desert. We want to come back and explore more of the region and this site is a great base camp.

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Hipcamper Stela
Response from Stela, the Host, on March 17th, 2019

Jes you guys were great! You all were troopers given the high winds. Great pics!

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Hipcamper Laura
Laura G.
recommends this listing.
January 7th, 2019

Very friendly and helpful hosts in a beautiful location!. I highly recommend staying here

Hipcamper Curtis

Winter camping ocotillo flats

Curtis J.
recommends this listing.
January 7th, 2019

Stela and Vince were awesome hosts! We booked our travel arrangements very last minute with a large group of 25 and they made special accommodations for us. We loved exploring their 800+ acres, saw tons of wildlife and learned about some of the history of the area. Would definitely recommend Los Alamos and we will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Alex
Alex G.
recommends this listing.
November 21st, 2018

If you’re looking for a remote camping experience away from all the tourists, then this is your place. Spectacular panarmic views of desert landscapes, jaw-dropping sunsets, and soft sounds of the natural world make this place a gem of spot! The hosts are very accomidating as well and communicate in a timely manner. It was also a plus having access to a hot shower and restroom (1 mile away). Highly recommended!

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Hipcamper Stela
Response from Stela, the Host, on November 26th, 2018

We're so happy your beautiful family enjoyed!

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Hipcamper Todd
Todd G.
recommends this listing.
October 23rd, 2018

I organize and lead a group of overlanding enthusiasts, and we recently embarked on a trip into the area. We needed a campsite that would offer us the exclusivity that organized campgrounds could not provide, while also providing us with some amenities that we definitely could not find in primitive campsites (such as in the nearby state park).

From the very beginning of my initial inquiry to the drive home, the communication with our hosts was welcome and timely. Stela and her family were committed to making our stay comfortable and worry-free. Despite her being on a family vacation herself (and several states away), she checked in frequently with us, and had her neighbors (Kent and Elise--great people!) available on site for us.

Because of the steady and constant rain during our trip, we did not make it out to the Ocotillo Flats campsite but instead camped out around the outdoor kitchen area. The large covered facility was ideal for our group, and the rain didn't limit our fun one bit!

We left with clear intentions to return in the future, with our group even discussing the possibility of making this an annual event. We will definitely be back.

Hipcamper Stela
Response from Stela, the Host, on October 25th, 2018

Can't wait to see pics! Thank the whole group for us please! 💓🏕️🏜️

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Hipcamper Wes
Wes H.
recommends this listing.
July 30th, 2018

Every surprise we had at Los Alamos Ranch was a wonderful one! Amazing hosts, beautiful land, awesome amenities...we would definitely come again! Thanks so much to Stella and Vince for a great stay 😊


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