Hipcamp host Allan Y.
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Once a sea, this now desert campground offers views of the mountains into Mexico and the surrounding Terlingua, Texas area. Use your imagination and have fun at our tropical themed campground. There are plenty of cool rocks and an arroyo to explore on this 42 acres. Fossil And shell hunt, hike, bike, enjoy fabulous sunsets and the best stargazing possible. Keep a look out fo

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Once a sea, this now desert campground offers views of the mountains into Mexico and the surrounding Terlingua, Texas area. Use your imagination and have fun at our tropical themed campground. There are plenty of cool rocks and an arroyo to explore on this 42 acres. Fossil And shell hunt, hike, bike, enjoy fabulous sunsets and the best stargazing possible. Keep a look out for awesome desert plants and wildlife. Feel free to bring a painted rock with your name, date, and where you are from to leave at your campsite. This campground is private and remote but conveniently located within 10 minutes of a store that is well stocked with Wi-Fi, ice, beer, propane and other necessities. This is an off grid campground. If you are looking to unplug, this place is for you. Please remember to bring whatever you need for a complete Boondocking experience, such as water, fuel, shade etc. Please stay on discernible roads, to help preserve this property and pack out ALL trash, human waste, and pet waste.

Please do not remove anything including rocks, shells, fossils, etc. from the property so that others can enjoy them.

Sites 1 & 2 are suitable for tent camping and very small trailers such as pop ups. Sites 3 - 7 are suitable for tent camping and travel trailers up to 26'. Sites 1 & 2 have fire rings with cooking grates on them. Sites 3 - 7 have a central fire pit that does not have a cooking grate on it and is a community resource.

Please do be prepared for some leveling if you are utilizing a trailer.

Generators may be used but please be conscious and respectful of your neighbors that want to enjoy the peace and solitude of this vast open desert space. Limit generator use as much as possible. Solar charging works really well during the daytime to top off battery voltage. Please keep campground lighting to a minimum so that others may enjoy the dark sky for star gazing.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 26ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Allan a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Dusty Paddle Site 3 in Texas.

Desert
Canyon
Mountainous

The vibe at Dusty Paddle Site 3

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Hipcamper Darryl

Remote and dark

Darryl B.
recommends this listing.
November 24th, 2020

Remote and very dark skies to see the stars. Loved spending a few days at the Dusty Paddle, even better was the surprise Verizon LTE that was there. 2 bars on Verizon at the campsite and none on AT&T, 1/8 of a mile in any direction and the service was non existent.

Hipcamper Ken

Desert beauty

Ken L.
recommends this listing.
December 1st, 2020

If you’re looking for a little seclusion and a lot of desert beauty, this is the place. Short drive from the paved road and you are all to yourself. Loved it!

Hipcamper Chase
Chase W.
recommends this listing.
December 15th, 2020

Awesome primitive spot well off the highway to keep away from car lights and noise. Group fire pit is well made, and we had it all to ourself during our stay. A decent length drive to major sights in BBNP but the size of the park makes that the case from just about anywhere in my experience. Overall a great, private camping experience in beautiful Big Bend country.

Hipcamper David

Off grid solitude

David R.
recommends this listing.
December 16th, 2020

Just the remote getaway we wanted.

Dusty Paddle Site 3
Hipcamper Nicholas
Nicholas C.
recommends this listing.
January 1st, 2021

Great little spot beautiful sunset and night sky!

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Hipcamper Helen
Helen W.
recommends this listing.
January 15th, 2021

👍🏼👍🏼

Hipcamper Julie
Julie Y.
recommends this listing.
January 21st, 2021

Great campsite! Allan was super helpful and quick to respond with directions last minute. We did get turned around on the dirt roads in the dark (it’s the second right, not the first! 😉). Amazing sunrise view and great dark sky for stars. Thanks dusty paddle!

Hipcamper James

Gorgeous solitude

James G.
recommends this listing.
January 29th, 2021

Beautiful spot, totally isolated, great views, long vistas . Owner sends a detailed map of how to get there on reasonably smooth dirt roads. All dusty paddle sites are roughly equivalent, on a short loop. While it's a bit further away from Big Bend park, way nicer than staying in a Terilingua RV compound. Simple groceries available at nearby little burro country store

Sunset Sunrise Great light Short trail to nearby arroyo
Property
Dusty Paddle
State
Texas
Country
United States
$20/night
1 Site

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