Description

If you’re taking a trip to Big Bend Ranch with a bunch of your buddies, then Arenosa is your oasis. One of two group camping sites in the park, Arenosa is a “primitive” camping area, meaning that you will have access to a self-composting toilet, picnic table, and little else. That also means either bring your own fresh water or some form of water treatment (bleach, stove for Continue reading...
If you’re taking a trip to Big Bend Ranch with a bunch of your buddies, then Arenosa is your oasis. One of two group camping sites in the park, Arenosa is a “primitive” camping area, meaning that you will have access to a self-composting toilet, picnic table, and little else. That also means either bring your own fresh water or some form of water treatment (bleach, stove for boiling, UV wand, etc.). But what this campground lacks in man-made comforts it more than makes up for in natural wonder; you’ll be surrounded by the best that this park has to offer including sheer cliff faces and the Rio Grande only a stone’s throw away. Oh, and remember that this is the desert—you’ll be camping on sand, so don’t track any of it into the tent!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, cars, vans
No. of sites
1
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 12 people per site
Fires allowed
Potable water available
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing

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Bring your own water and skip trying to filter anything from the Rio, its not a good water source and is even recommended not to swim in for health reasons. But hey, it sure is pretty to look at!

These sites are great for car camping or tent camping. Bring your own wood as foraging for it isn't allowed. Also, don't be creeped out by the structure across the river, its just a horse barn :)

Park
Big Bend Ranch State Park
State
Texas
Phone Number
(512) 389-8900
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
29.347° N, 104.08° W
$8/night
Tent / Van: 1 Site
(Up to 12 people per site)