Description

This is a no frills campsite, even by Big Bend Ranch standards. A campfire ring and picnic table is all you’re getting, apart from some remnants of a bygone era—ruined pens and watering sources from when the area was used for ranching. Flatter than a pop artist pre-autotune, you can see for miles around and get a pretty nice view of Solitario. It’s a good spot for two types of Continue reading...
This is a no frills campsite, even by Big Bend Ranch standards. A campfire ring and picnic table is all you’re getting, apart from some remnants of a bygone era—ruined pens and watering sources from when the area was used for ranching. Flatter than a pop artist pre-autotune, you can see for miles around and get a pretty nice view of Solitario. It’s a good spot for two types of people: those who want complete calm and seclusion (it only fits 8 people, and will rarely come close to that) and those who want complete insanity—this site is located just off of one of the park’s most difficult but exciting mountain biking courses.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
No. of sites
1
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
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 La Monilla Campsite.

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November 29th, 2016

Contrary to the main description here, this site is not flat w/long views. It's actually nestled between the foothills of the Bofecillos, which provides shelter from the winds that can be an issue at more exposed sites (good for cold weather camping). There are no vistas here, however, so it's a trade-off, but it's not a far drive/hike/bike ride to get to some sweeping views. This is very close to several trailheads making it a great home base for several nights. There is no shade structure here as at other sites in this park, & the desert sun can be brutal. You need 4WD high clearance vehicle to get to this site. One hill on the road in has a few hairy spots to navigate & the road to the actual site is overgrown w/vegetation.

Dusk view looking southwest from the parking area of La Monilla
Hipcamper Lisa R.
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November 29th, 2016
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
29.381° N, 103.916° W
$8/night
Tent / Van: 1 Site
(Up to 8 people per site)