Hipcamp host Jeff M.
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Primitive camping and dry RV sites. Plenty of acreage to explore. The Goat Pens of Cigar Springs Ranch are easily accessed and located on South County Road. This central location provides an ideal basecamp close to the Terlingua Ghost Town and both Big Bend State and National Parks. The unique geology and topography of the Goat Pens made this a popular movie set and many

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Primitive camping and dry RV sites. Plenty of acreage to explore. The Goat Pens of Cigar Springs Ranch are easily accessed and located on South County Road. This central location provides an ideal basecamp close to the Terlingua Ghost Town and both Big Bend State and National Parks. The unique geology and topography of the Goat Pens made this a popular movie set and many westerns were filmed here in the 80's and 90's. Come out and enjoy seclusion, peace and quiet, awesome scenery with sunrises and sunsets to die for. All while still being able to easily take advantage of the area's other attractions.  

Accommodation provided
No. of sites
20 bookable sites
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 14 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water
Fires allowed
Fire ring
Toilet available
Portable toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
No showers
Pack it out
No picnic table
Wifi available
Have a question? Send Jeff a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Goat Pens in Texas.

Desert

Places to see near Goat Pens, Cigar Springs Ranch

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Big Bend Ranch State Park
24 miles way Explore
Big Bend National Park
Big Bend National Park
25 miles way Explore
Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River
Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River
61 miles way Explore
Fort Davis National Historic Site
Fort Davis National Historic Site
88 miles way Explore
Davis Mountains State Park
Davis Mountains State Park
89 miles way Explore

The vibe at The Goat Pens

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Hipcamper Christian
Christian G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 28th, 2018

Been to the Goat Pens a couple of times. Jeff is a good seed. It is a cool place to stay and great for exploring. Jeff let’s you have free roam of the place and let’s you have privacy. Great views!

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Hipcamper Sam
Sam G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 14th, 2018

Totally worth the stay. Jeff was super friendly and was really helpful when we got it pretty late. Area is beautiful! We went to BBNP for the day but explored his place at Cigar Ranch as well. Open spaces and beautiful sunrise. Planning to stay here again. About a 35 min drive to the Chisos.

Thanks Jeff!

Hipcamper Jeff
Response from Jeff, the Host, on March 14th, 2018

Thanks Sam, I'm glad you guys had a great time. I look forward to you visiting again. Jeff.

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Hipcamper Joseph
Joseph C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 15th, 2018

The Goat Pens were just as anticipated.
Jeff met us to give us the lay out of the land and all was good!! I will be spending more time there in the future.

Hipcamper Michael
Michael B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 15th, 2018

The site was great. Nice location with great views. Jeff's directions were easy to follow and he was there to meet us when we arrived. I highly recommend it for people that want to camp near Terlingua and between the parks.

Hipcamper Venus
Venus W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 21st, 2018

We had such a great time at the Goat Pens! We got the campsite that you have to walk over a bridge to get to. It was super private and offered a lot of areas for exploring, climbing, and photography. Jeff was an excellent host and made us feel at home. The location was perfect for visiting Big Bend on day hikes as well as surrounding areas. A huge plus for us was the ability to have a camp fire. We would definitely come back!

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Hipcamper Glenwood
Glenwood M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 22nd, 2018

Excellent, scenic, desert vistas. Private campsites. Jeff is a great host.

Hipcamper Aymie
Aymie S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 23rd, 2018

Jeff was a very attentive host and we had a great stay. The property was perfect for my family’s camping experience. The location was great for venturing to Big Bend and other natural wonders nearby. There’s even a little exploring to be had on-site! We were very happy campers.

Hipcamper Erin
Erin T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 25th, 2018

Great place to camp just outside of Big Bend. Our plan has been to camp inside the park at primative sites, but when we arrived all permits had been sold out.

Goat Pens was a great option for us and Jeff responded quickly to us to confirm our spot at his place.

We arrived after dark and he met us at the gate and showed us a great spot to camp, with plenty of space between us and other groups.

Hipcamper Patrick
Patrick B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 26th, 2018

Camp site is on private land - i.e. no burn ban. The site is very secluded, and just a short hike up the surrounding ridge provides amazing views of the surrounding areas. Jeff the owner is a real mensch and you can feel safe knowing he’s at the helm. It’s a five minute drive from gas, groceries, and the park. Big Bend was fantastic and we will be back, all that we can hope is that Jeff and the goat pens are still open for business.

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Property
Goat Pens, Cigar Springs Ranch
State
Texas
$25/night
20 Sites