This is one of the five campsites at Big Bend Ranch built with equestrians in mind, so if you’re bringing your horse or your buddy who wears that $20 Amazon horse mask, this site is probably a good fit. Like the other equestrian sites, this one has water access for your horses (treat the water if you are drinking it) and large, open pens for your horses. What sets this one apart from the other four equestrian sites, though, are some cool ‘ruins’ of a bygone era—water pumps, a windmill, lean-to shelters, small barns, sheep corrals, and even a good ole sheep sheering floor. Javelin & Javelin Pens will let you live out your Oregon Trail frontiersmen fantasies (even if the ‘ruins’ are just from the last century).
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
2 sites
Up to guests per site
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


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


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


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


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


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 Javelin Pens Campsite.

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Big Bend Ranch State Park
United States
Phone Number
(512) 389-8900
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29.405° N, 103.953° W
Equestrian: 1 Site
(Up to people per site)
Tent / Van: 1 Site
(Up to 8 people per site)
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