Description

Jackson Pens is one of the five campsites in Big Bend Ranch with equestrian pens and is pretty standard compared to the others—fire rings, picnic tables, and an active water trough (unless you’re a horse, treat the water before drinking. If you are a horse, get off the internet and go frolic). The difference with this site is that you can ride (or walk) to Solitario’s collapsed volcanic caldera. So if a collapsed volcanic caldera is a good enough X factor for you, stay at Jackson Pens. If it isn’t… who are you; it’s a freaking volcano.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to guests per site
Equestrian
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available

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 Jackson Pens Campsite.

Cave
Desert
Lake
River, stream or ...
Waterfall
Hipcamp makes it easy to find unique camping experiences.
Discover campsites, ranches, vineyards, farms, glamping, public parks and more.
Illustration tent arms eggplant

The vibe at Jackson Pens Campsite

4,409ftListing's elevation
750
No one? Bueller? Sharing is caring, y'all.
Drop some Jackson Pens Campsite knowledge on us.
Hipcamper Veronica F.
recommends this listing.
March 5th, 2017
Park
Big Bend Ranch State Park
State
Texas
Phone Number
(512) 389-8900
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
View Website
Coordinates
29.518° N, 103.838° W
$8/night
Equestrian: 1 Site
(Up to people per site)
Hipcamp is created with ❤️ and hope for our future