Hipcamp host Kyle J.,
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We were recently featured in the Austin American Statesman - search for "Seeking Solitude, and celebrating a milestone, in West Texas"  

Located 19 miles from Study Butte/Terlingua, 3 miles off the Hwy 118, and 65 miles south of Alpine, Tierra del Sol Basecamp sets the spectacular far west Texas stars with a beautiful southern view of the Bofecillos Mountains, (Packsad

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We were recently featured in the Austin American Statesman - search for "Seeking Solitude, and celebrating a milestone, in West Texas"  

Located 19 miles from Study Butte/Terlingua, 3 miles off the Hwy 118, and 65 miles south of Alpine, Tierra del Sol Basecamp sets the spectacular far west Texas stars with a beautiful southern view of the Bofecillos Mountains, (Packsaddle, Hen Egg, Panther and Agua Fria). From Study Butte, it’s just another 3 miles into the entrance to Big Bend National Park where you can hike, bike, fish, kayak, go off-roading and even take a day trip into Mexico, with a passport. Near Tierra del Sol, aside from the National Park, you can find the Big Bend Ranch State Park and the Terlingua Ghost Town, along with many of the outfitters to get you on the river our deep into 4x4 country. There are 5 primitive campsites assigned.  A hillside overlooking the 2 mile wide basin at the foot of the Bofecillos or down amongst the wildlife in the Triangle Basin. This is as primitive as primitive gets. There is no water available onsite. There is a composting outhouse onsite. 

Food and supplies can be purchased at the Cottonwood Grocery Store in Study Butte, 20 miles south on Hwy 118.  

Camping gear can be rented from Far Flung Outdoor Center in Terlingua.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
6 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Ask about access type
Ask about max length
Ask about slideout accommodation
surface type
surface levelness
No 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
Pets allowed
Amenities
Wifi available
No potable water
No showers
No picnic table
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Kyle a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Hours of mountain biking throughout Terlingua Ranch.

Fishing

Fishing in Big Bend NP at St. Elena's Canyon

Hiking

Rock Hounding of quartz and other minerals on site. Great place to find fossils, too.

Horseback riding

Stables at Terlingua Ranch Lodge

Paddling

Kayak and canoe rentals in Study Butte

Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Tierra del Sol Basecamp in Texas.

Desert

Mountainous views, Stargazing

River, stream, or...

Places to see near Tierra del Sol Basecamp

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Hipcamper Diamond
Diamond F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
April 20th, 2022

Beautiful place to camp, amazing views all around. If in a car I'd stay in space 1 or 2, there's a steep hill to get to the other sites. Overall a great experience.

Hipcamper Thiago
Thiago T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
April 16th, 2022

Unbelievable place! Beautiful, quiet, spacious.
Kyle’s direction were great and even though the place is really remote and we traveled at night, we found it easily.

Easy access to both BBNP and BBRSP.

Truly amazing!

Hipcamper Lou

Great for stargazing

Lou F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
April 10th, 2022

The directions were exceptionally accurate. The site was quiet and secluded (as advertised). I chose this camp specifically for stargazing when I wasn't touring the local area- and it did not disappoint!!

Hipcamper Laura

Camp with a view!

Laura C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
March 31st, 2022

Kyle was a great host! He greeted us, provided a good explanation of the area and was a wealth of knowledge overall! This is a remote, primitive site, so prepare to “rough” it. The views are amazing and the sites afford a beautiful view of the desert southwest.

Hipcamper J Eric
J Eric J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
March 31st, 2022

TDS is a beautiful camp surrounded by mountains. Kyle is a great host, and it is literally the quietest place on Earth.

Hipcamper Abel

Fantastic!

Abel V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
March 24th, 2022

Fantastic campground!

Hipcamper Bart
Bart H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
March 20th, 2022

We loved staying at Hyle's land. Directions were spot on. The area is remote so bring all your own gear including sufficient water. There is a composting toilet on site but it's on a short walking distance. We stayed at site #6 which is near a (dry) creek. Just in between some smaller hills that protected us from the wind. There was actually a red flag warning during our stay. The views are amazing. Would definitely come back.

View site #6
Hipcamper Matthew

Camping under the stars

Matthew T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
March 18th, 2022

This campsite was the perfect place to enjoy the rugged beauty of the Chihuahuan Desert. Star gazing was incredible and not that far from Terlingua and Big Bend Park. Kyle was an awesome host.

Camp set upWhat a viewGetting set up for star gazing Cool nigjt ahead at site 5
Hipcamper Randy

Happy camper

Randy R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
March 14th, 2022

Great view!
Great host!
Go there!

Awards

Best of 2022 Texas
Finalist
Best of 2018 Texas
5th place
Property
Tierra del Sol Basecamp
State
Texas
Country
United States
$25/night
6 Sites