Description

Calling Escondido Pens just a campground is like calling the Nestle Wonder Ball, that oh so coveted treat of the 90’s, just a chocolate. This site is actually multiple campgrounds in one. The Escondido Group Site is a large exposed area perfect for a grand ole desert dance party (or a family reunion, but we recommend the dance party). Ojo Escondido has various tent pad sites for smaller groups and is equipped with a spring-fed water trough for animals. Escondido Pens includes holding pens (hence the name) for horses and easy access to the Sauceda and Leyva Canyon Trailhead. This site is also very flat and open and is our recommendation in Big Bend Ranch for anyone requiring special accessibility accommodations. There’s no electricity here, though, and you should either bring some fresh water or find a way to treat the spring water that’s available.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
2 sites
Up to guests per site
Equestrian
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
RV details
Ask about water hookup
Ask about sewage hookup
Ask about television hookup
Ask about generators
Access type unknown, max length unknown
Surface type unknown, levelness unknown
No hookups

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

Stretching along the Rio Grande in far west Texas, the Big Bend Ranch State Park is an amazing location for the adventurous. Th...Read more

Boating

The Rio Grande/Rio Bravo area offers great day-use access where visitors can float and fish!

Fishing

Fishing is accessible for day use in the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo area. If you need it, you can purchase a fishing license inside t...Read more

Hiking

Big Bend Ranch State Park is the biggest Texas State Park—so there’s plenty to explore. Hike around the 238 miles of multiuse t...Read more

Horseback riding

In addition to riding on the trails, there are equestrian campsites available for overnight stays! There are a few rules you ha...Read more

Paddling

For a day trip on the water, visit the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo corridor to raft, canoe, picnic and fish. Several access points lie...Read more

Swimming

Although there isn’t a great place for swimming inside Big Bend Ranch State Park, on your way in or out, stop for a dip in the ...Read more

Whitewater paddling

For a day trip on the water, visit the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo corridor to raft, canoe, picnic and fish. Several access points lie...Read more

Wildlife watching

Big Bend Ranch State Park is the perfect location for beautiful geology, birds, animals, and plants. There are more than 300 bi...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Escondido Campsite.

Cave
Desert
Lake
River, stream or ...
Waterfall
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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
29.495° N, 103.933° W
$8/night
Equestrian: 1 Site
(Up to people per site)
$8/night
Tent / Van: 1 Site
(Up to 8 people per site)