Description

If most campsites are like hostels—you share a space with a bunch of travelers you’ve never met—then the three Pila Montoya sites are like private suites for you and up to seven friends. Ok, not quite suites given that there is no water or electricity and really just a picnic table to speak of, but these three scenic solo sites with only two tent pads each are certainly Continue reading...
If most campsites are like hostels—you share a space with a bunch of travelers you’ve never met—then the three Pila Montoya sites are like private suites for you and up to seven friends. Ok, not quite suites given that there is no water or electricity and really just a picnic table to speak of, but these three scenic solo sites with only two tent pads each are certainly private. Plus, the area is stunning and diverse—you can easily hike the low road and wind through Fresno Canyon or the high road and conquer Sauceda Solitario Peak, one of the highest points in the park at 4,786 feet.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
No. of sites
3
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
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The vibe at Pila Montoya Campsite

4,339ftListing's elevation
750
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Hipcamper Vince
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We just got back from Pila Montoya 3 which I must say--based on dozens of back country camping trips to the big bend area--is the best all around site we've ever stayed at. Here are the most important things to know:
- we made it to the site in a 4wd Rav 4 w/street tires, not that i would recommend trying it. The road in definitely requires 4wd, but the biggest risk is getting a flat tire--i would not try this again without good all terrain tires
- there's a shelter over the picnic table and a pit toilet. info on this is mixed on other sites
- there's a ton of great hiking all around the site, with plenty of smallish mountains to climb, very awesome for young kids.
- lots of tent pad room but also lots of little rocks; bring a good pad.

Park
Big Bend Ranch State Park
State
Texas
Phone Number
5123898900
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
29.508° N, 103.861° W
$8/night
Tent / Van: 3 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)