Fresno Vista rocks rock. Yeah, we saw the chance for a geology pun and we took it. The Fresno Canyon that Fresno Vista looks out upon provides glimpses into the history of the earth through the exposed strata, and volcanic rocks and boulders abound in this campsite. And if looking at rocks doesn’t appeal, the boulder field is a whole lot of fun to climb and explore. Don’t expect anything other than picnic tables and a lot of open land as far as facilities go, though.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


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


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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


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


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


Natural features you'll find at Fresno Vista Campsite.

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Lisa R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 30th, 2015

Fresno Vista is an absolutely gorgeous site with complete privacy and views into a small canyon. You will need a high-clearance vehicle to access this site. My 2WD Jeep did great despite a very rugged access road (go slowly), but check with Rangers on current road conditions for any site in this park. It is extremely remote and rugged. Take a full size spare tire (or 2: help is far, far away). This is desert camping so take plenty of water and be sure the rangers know where you will be hiking. Safety should not be taken lightly in the desert. The rewards are high though, with beautiful scenery and complete solitude. Leave your dogs at home lest they become mountain lion bait. Plan to have at least 2 nights in the park to make it worth it.

Access point from the main park road. Photo by Lisa Rawlinson.Photo by Lisa Rawlinson.Sunset at Fresno Vista camp site. Photo by Lisa Rawlinson.Fresno Vista sunrise. Photo by Lisa Rawlinson.
Hipcamper Lisa R.
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November 29th, 2016
Big Bend Ranch State Park
United States
Phone Number
(512) 389-8900
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29.499° N, 103.851° W
Tent / Van: 1 Site
(Up to 8 people per site)

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