Description

RVers, this one’s for you. Madera Canyon is the only campground other than Grassy Banks offering “trailer camping” within Big Bend Ranch. “Trailer camping” is a bit of a generous term here, though-- there are no hookups for water or electricity. In fact, the only amenities that this campground offers are a self-composting toilet and picnic table (this is actually more than most other spots in the park). The ‘primitive’ campground is one of the few spots in the park that won’t destroy the axles or undercarriage of your camper, though. And with canyon vistas and direct access to the Rio Grande, it’s a stunning spot to spend the night if you can do without luxuries.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
2 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
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 Madera Canyon Campsite.

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Park
Big Bend Ranch State Park
State
Texas
Country
United States
Phone Number
(512) 389-8900
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
29.293° N, 103.919° W
$8/night
Tent / RV / Trailer: 2 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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