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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Ocotillo flats 5/14 - 5/17
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 !!!
Rugged, peaceful and secluded
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.
Winter camping ocotillo flats
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!
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!
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.