Hipcamp host John S.
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We have the darkest skies and broadest horizon for star-gazing in this legendary dark sky preserve. Expansive vistas provide views of Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park and the surrounding area.

The campsite itself is level desert pavement overlooking a draw to the west. Tent and RV sites are marked by railroad ties and rock boundaries. We try to leave a

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We have the darkest skies and broadest horizon for star-gazing in this legendary dark sky preserve. Expansive vistas provide views of Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park and the surrounding area.

The campsite itself is level desert pavement overlooking a draw to the west. Tent and RV sites are marked by railroad ties and rock boundaries. We try to leave as little trace as possible so please camp in the designated areas. Rock fire rings are present for your convenience.

Terlingua Ranch is private land so please be respectful as you drive through this amazing area.

HIking, climbing, horseback riding, rafting, canoeing, even a zip-line and golf course are all available in the area.

You are in middle of nowhere. It's 45 minutes to get to Terlingua, Terlingua Ranch Lodge, or the national park.

Campsite area
Bring your own
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send John a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Star Haven in Texas.

Desert

The vibe at Star Haven

6 Reviews

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Hipcamper Ana
Ana W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
November 8th, 2020

The scenery was beautiful and it was very peaceful for a weekend getaway

Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
November 27th, 2020

Easy to book, and John provided very clear and specific directions (much needed driving at night through the desert). Top-notch scenery and stargazing.

Hipcamper Laura

Perfect spot

Laura S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
December 12th, 2020

Amazing spot. Truly in the middle of nowhere and definitely follow the directions the host texts you vs the ones on the site. Stars were amazing and we found a ton of fossils on a walk down the road in the morning.

Hipcamper Marcus

Very remote great host

Marcus R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
December 29th, 2020

John was an AMAZING host. This place was remote and a bit hard to find. It would be easy in the day time. John is friendly and charismatic and all around a nice guy. The site is in a rough spot have gas and a working car.

Hipcamper Karson
Karson N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
January 3rd, 2021

Absolute serenity.

Hipcamper Dylan D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
December 31st, 2020
Property
Agua Fria Adventure
State
Texas
Country
United States
$20/night
2 Sites

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  2. Practice physical distancing
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  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
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