Hipcamp host Lauren C.,
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Star Party is a high clearance, 4X4-only accessible site, capable of accommodating larger groups.  The road to the campsite is everchanging with rains and can go from fine to technical in the matter of a 2-hour period if the rain falls in just the right spot.  

The first half of the road to the site is composed of large loose rocks, 6"-12" in size that can easily punct

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Star Party is a high clearance, 4X4-only accessible site, capable of accommodating larger groups.  The road to the campsite is everchanging with rains and can go from fine to technical in the matter of a 2-hour period if the rain falls in just the right spot.  

The first half of the road to the site is composed of large loose rocks, 6"-12" in size that can easily puncture a low lying oil pain.  The last half is along a drainage and is occasionally washed out with big rains.  There is an 80-yard run of sand where 4X4 is all but mandatory.  

THIS CAMPSITE IS LOCATED ON A MILDLY IMPROVED RANCH ROAD AND THERE ARE BUSHES/CATCLAW/ALLTHORN/MESQUITE THAT CAN GROW INTO THE ROAD AND SCRATCH YOUR VEHICLE.  WE TRY TO KEEP THEM CUT BACK REASONABLY, BUT SCRATCHES ARE POSSIBLE ON THE ROUTE TO THIS SITE.  IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT VEHICLE SCRATCHES, DO NOT BOOK THIS SITE.

IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER TRAILER THAN AN OVERLAND STYLE TRAILER, DO NOT BOOK THIS SITE, RATHER LOOK AT RB1 WHICH CAN ACCOMMODATE A TRAVEL TRAILER.

There is no cell service at this site proper, but you can usually get cell service if you climb to the top of the adjacent 30-ft high hill.  We get AT&T service there anyway.

The shade structure here is larger than those at RB1 and RB2; it is 16 feet wide X 12 feet deep.  The portapotty, shower, wood and water are all a 10 minute drive from this site, so plan accordingly. There are multiple sandy spots to secure your multiple tents.

If you are looking for the most isolated campsite currently available at Rio Bravo Ranch, this is it.  It will be you, the howl of the coyotes and the stars. We hope you'll book Star Party today!

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Up to 4 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 20 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
No Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Lauren a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

You may ride a MOUNTAIN bike along established dirt roads on the ranch.

Fishing

We do have river access available along the Rio Grande for a small, additional fee. If you are interested in this please let u...Read more

Hiking

You will likely have the ranch to yourselves save some cows, a few horses and regular Big Bend wildlife.

Horseback riding

There are outfitters available in Lajitas and there are rides available at Big Bend Ranch State Park. WE LOVE HORSES, BUT WE D...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

FOR A FEE: If you have an OHV with you, you may ride it around on the established roads. This is an easier way to get around ...Read more

Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Star Party @ Rio Bravo Ranch 4x4req in Texas.

Desert

We are located on the banks of the Rio Grande in the alluvial plane with moderate arroyos from 20 to 80 feet deep. Do not let ...Read more

Mountainous

There are surrounding Mountains and our property offers excellent views of these, but our property is not mountainous...only hi...Read more

River, stream, or creek

Wet weather Alamito Creek. Our neighbor has an artesian spring most of the year but this occurs about 100 yards south of our f...Read more

Ranch

We are located on the banks of the Rio Grande in the alluvial plane with moderate arroyos from 20 to 80 feet deep. Do not let ...Read more

Canyon

Places to see near Rio Bravo Ranch

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Hipcamper Bruce

5 stars for star party!

Bruce L.
recommends this listing.
February 4th, 2022

Remote, safe and stunning star gazing! Two tent sites plus a covered picnic table area are splendid. You do need a 4x4 high clearance vehicle for this particular spot on Lauren's land but she has other spots that work for city folk vehicles. We got to meet Lauren and her husband and they recommended Closed Canyon slot canyon trail in Big Bend State Park that was one of the highlights of our trip. A box of firewood purchase is a generous portion but we bought 2 because we like to sit by the fire longer than most people and it lasted us for our 3 night stay. You won't regret renting from Lauren. She's warm, welcoming and helpful. Star Party campsite is private and spacious. You will love it. FYI, the portajohn is back up the hill and not within walking distance from the Star Party campsite but I made a toilet for us out of wood, 5 gallon bucket and a toilet seat. I believe the other campsites are closer to the portajohn but check with the description or with Lauren. 5 stars!!!!

Hipcamper Lauren
Response from Lauren, the Host, on February 5th, 2022

We love hearing you had a great stay! We hope your wife enjoyed this introduction into camping. You are definitely welcome back anytime!

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Hipcamper James
James B.
recommends this listing.
January 1st, 2022

We loved camping at Star Party at Rio Bravo Ranch. The views were amazing and we had privacy and quiet. Rain water collection at the site was not expected but sure did come in handy to supplement what we brought. A perfect place to unplug.

Hipcamper Melissa

Beautiful site!

Melissa G.
recommends this listing.
December 22nd, 2021

Nice drive to site! Entrance is located right off the the drive to Big Bend Ranch State Park. Very peaceful site, love the setup! Will definitely return.

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Hipcamper Stephen

I will return….

Stephen L.
recommends this listing.
September 30th, 2021

Beautiful, secluded camp sight that is perfectly positioned between the conveniences of Presidio and the remoteness of the state park. Definitely glad I had a high clearance vehicle to get to this one due to recent rains, but Star Party is incredible. (RB1 & 2 are both easily accessible without high clearance.). The dark skies of far west Texas reveal millions more stars than are typically visible. Lauren was quite helpful and provided thorough directions and advice.

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Hipcamper Jamie

Star party is out of this world

Jamie F.
recommends this listing.
March 30th, 2021

The Star Party Campsite is awesome. Lauren not only gave us spectacular directions, but also great information about the history of the area and suggestions to make our exploration of the area even better.

Hipcamper Matt
Matt L.
recommends this listing.
March 29th, 2021

Lauren was a gracious host for us! Star Party is an incredibly well-maintained camp site with no other sites visible, giving you a true isolated off-the-grid experience. The option to purchase firewood in advance to be kept in lockers was super convenient as well. Porto potty and shower at the entrance was nice to have :) Highly recommend to anyone looking for an isolated getaway!

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Hipcamper Jerry

Star party lives up to its name!

Jerry W.
recommends this listing.
December 13th, 2020

Star Party campsite at Rio Bravo Ranch lives up to its name and then some! I wish I was a better photographer because pictures (mine anyway) don’t do it justice. The stars were impressive to say the least. Night time photographers and astronomy junkies should would love this site. This was our third stay at Rio Bravo Ranch and we will definitely be back! Everything was perfect! Can’t recommend it enough! Secluded, safe and well kept! If you love far west texas you’ll love this spot!

Hipcamper Javier
Javier G.
recommends this listing.
December 1st, 2020

If you’re looking for a beautiful secluded spot, this is it!

Hipcamper Clint

5 stars

Clint S.
recommends this listing.
November 29th, 2020

Had a great time wonderful place

Property
Rio Bravo Ranch
State
Texas
Country
United States
$35/night
1 Site