Description

Ok, we were confused by this site at first, because we could have sworn that Ayers Rock was in Australia, yet here it is, just a few dozen yards from Papalote Encino’s eponymous windmill (the name means ‘oak windmill,’ for those that no hablan español). There was once a spring here that the windmill pulled water from, but it’s gone now, so make sure you bring lots of water. Continue reading...
Ok, we were confused by this site at first, because we could have sworn that Ayers Rock was in Australia, yet here it is, just a few dozen yards from Papalote Encino’s eponymous windmill (the name means ‘oak windmill,’ for those that no hablan español). There was once a spring here that the windmill pulled water from, but it’s gone now, so make sure you bring lots of water. Despite the loss of the spring, the area around this site is still quite lush, especially considering this is a desert. A picnic table is about the only amenity you’ll find here, aside from the apparent rift in space-time transporting you to the Australian Outback.
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 Papalote Encino Campsite.

Cave
Desert
Lake
River, stream or ...
Waterfall
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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
29.504° N, 103.893° W
$8/night
Tent / Van: 1 Site
(Up to 8 people per site)