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Is the journey half the fun? Do you dream of off-grid living or expedition camping? Do you enjoy shows like Naked and Afraid or Alone?

If you said no to any of these questions we may not be the right Hipcamp for you; but if you said yes… you’ve found the right spot.

Ocotillo Acres is a nudist friendly campsite and long term project that Molly and I have taken

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Is the journey half the fun? Do you dream of off-grid living or expedition camping? Do you enjoy shows like Naked and Afraid or Alone?

If you said no to any of these questions we may not be the right Hipcamp for you; but if you said yes… you’ve found the right spot.

Ocotillo Acres is a nudist friendly campsite and long term project that Molly and I have taken on which allows us a place to get away from quite literally everything about city life.

We are remote and the drive out can be difficult. A 4wd vehicle can be required as the roads are rough and rocky, but the rewards are plentiful once you arrive.

We are so remote in fact that in Feb 2021 we were happy to host “Alone: The Arctic” and “Alone: The Beast” contestant Donny Dust with Paleo Tracks Survival and Ryan Maguire with Wyld Ryde Outdoors as the location for a few of their Primitive Survival Workshops.

Once arrived you will have 70 Acres of pristine Chihuahuan Desert to explore as you wish. We have cleared out a camping area, built a nearby rain catchment structure to provide shade, and have a tool box with emergency essentials if needed. Other than those items, there is nothing to facilitate a comfortable visit.

If you're still reading this... the place is amazing. Stars fill completely dark skies, and coyotes howl to welcome you to their home. We've seen Tarantulas, Quail, Aoudad, Horny Toads, all types of cactus, fossils, and even if Molly doesn't believe me... a big freakin' rattlesnake. We do ask that there be no hunting and no killing of the wildlife, but you'll have all 70 acres to explore and we hope you see a bunch.

While we like to think of our place as a destination, we are located about an hour away from both BBNP and BBRSP if that’s why you’re visiting the area. Feel free to set up your Basecamp here and daytrip to either park, or plan your visit on either end of your stay in the area.

Due to our location Ocotillo Acres is a fair weather destination and if rain or snow occurs before or during your visit, your arrival or departure could be delayed by several days while the roads and river beds dry. There are only two routes to get to the property and they both go through areas that can flash flood during heavy rains.

While there are not any bathroom or shower facilities, there is a portable toilet (Luggable Loo) and trash bags on site. If used we ask that you be prepared to haul out all waste. While our desert retreat is pet friendly, please clean up after them and dispose of properly.

There is very limited cell signal. Satellite communication or emergency beacon is recommended. There are structures visible from some parts of our property, but do not rely on people actually being in those structures; especially in an emergency situation.

Have an Instagram? Follow us @Ocotillo_Acres_TX for more info and to keep up to date on the progress.

Search for Ryan's Youtube video titled "Primitive Skills Workshop // Chihuahua Desert // Epic Adventure" for some more insight of the location.

 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 14.0 ft
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching

Terrain

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

Desert

Places to see near Ocotillo Acres

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Hipcamper Laura

Private and beautiful campsite

Laura S.
recommends this listing.
January 3rd, 2022

This is such a lovely campsite! It’s very private, we barely saw anyone drive by. The arroyo on the property is incredibly beautiful and fun to explore. The road to get there from Terlingua took us about 50 minutes, it’s a bit steep and rocky, we did it in a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. Phil and Molly sent us really helpful directions and tips of where to eat in town. Definitely stay here if you want privacy and natural beauty!

Hipcamper Leigh Ann
Leigh Ann P.
recommends this listing.
January 2nd, 2022

It was gorgeous! And the stars were absolutely amazing!! The directions the hosts gave me were perfect. Absolutely recommend this place to anyone wanting to star gaze or just escape humanity a bit.

View of the campsite from up the hill.Ocotillo Acres
Hipcamper Amos and Tiffany

Peaceful seclusion

Amos And Tiffany B.
recommends this listing.
December 29th, 2020

We stayed over the Christmas holiday (12/24/20 - 12/27/20) with our two dogs (Mastiffs). As avid campers, we have been fortunate enough to spent time in some wonderful campsites over the years. This was the most secluded and enjoyable camping experience we have ever had!! It is exactly as advertised, but even more incredible than we expected. Very quiet and peaceful. We did not encounter any other people during our stay. We also spent hours walking the dirt roads with our dogs, and did not have to worry about cacti at all (as long as the dogs don't stray too far off the path). Phil and Molly were great, and the campsite was very clean and well maintained. Highly recommend!!

Hipcamper Donny

Best hipcamp available.

Donny D.
recommends this listing.
December 20th, 2020

Absolutely the best site I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. Open skies, clean grounds and plenty of room to roam. Absolutely perfect in every way.

Hipcamper Henry

Wonderful isolation!

Henry P.
recommends this listing.
September 28th, 2020

Ocotillo Acres is a great escape from modern distractions and man made noise. This is the perfect destination to disconnect for a few days and enjoy the night sky. Take your time and follow the directions!

Hipcamper Greg

Deafeningly quiet, brilliant stars

Greg T.
recommends this listing.
February 29th, 2020

Phil and Molly's desert camp is very remote with maximum privacy. While I was there the only activity was nearby dirt bikes on Hen Egg Rd. Allow at least an hour to make it to camp from either direction.

If you're pulling a small RV be advised that you will have to back in to the site. Go slow, air down at least 15 pounds, and be mindful of the many blind corners. I cannot recommend this site for larger trailers or for vehicles with low ground clearance. 4 wheel drive was necessary for me in a few spots but may not be an issue for other drivers.

Hipcamper Mike
Mike D.
recommends this listing.
December 7th, 2019

Remember when your dream of camping was quiet solitude filled with nature, peace and beautiful sunsets. Remember when the sounds that invaded your quiet solitude were imagined to only be coyotes greeting the morning, the breeze across the desert, and the sound of your own heartbeat. This place exceeds those dreams and the reality makes your imagination pale in comparison.

If you want another tent every 20 feet, screaming children, idling rv’s, electrical outlets, and shared bathrooms; this isn’t for you. If you want the galaxy on view without light pollution, zero crowds, no tourists, privacy, no litter, and peace ; then look no further.

It’s beautiful. It’s primitive. 4wd is recommended. Follow the route that Phil provides. Bring water and bring shade. We will return here again, it’s perfect for what camping means to us and it’s perfect for day trips to the National and state parks.

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Hipcamper David D.
recommends this listing.
November 24th, 2020
Property
Ocotillo Acres
State
Texas
Country
United States
$20/night
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