Though we all want to camp in caves like they used to thousands of years ago in Seminole Canyon, a campsite with amenities will have to be the second best option! Stay at Desert Vista Campground, and choose from 23 sites with water/electric, or 8 non-electric sites with water nearby. Venture just outside of camp, and you’ll run into the Rio Grande River Trail, which welcomes multiple scenic overlooks and another pretty sweet pictograph site--Panther Cave. Go just a little bit further and you’ll be in Mexico! (JK, we didn’t tell you to do that...)
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
31 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Take a break from the rich ancient history, wide open skies, and breathtaking rock formations with a little dose of adrenaline....Read more


Some of Seminole Canyon State Park’s most impressive history and natural wonder can be viewed best from the trail. Wander down ...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Desert Vista Campground.

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Hipcamper Nina
Nina R.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2018

Very windy. Camping area is an open, windswept flat area with no wind breaks. A bit bleak, but there are really no other decent options nearby.

Hipcamper Sara + Mike
Sara + Mike (.
recommends this listing.
November 8th, 2018

Remote desert landscape with cacti and rock formations. We went through a border control checkpoint due to the proximity to the Mexican border. The park offers a six mile hike that leads to petroglyphs and a view over the Rio Grande/Amistad Reservoir at the Mexico border. There's also a daily $5 ranger-led hike into the canyon to view petroglyphs. The remoteness allowed for some great night skies.

Beautiful night skies at Seminole Canyon State Park campground.
Hipcamper Stephanie  S.
recommends this listing.
February 28th, 2019
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recommends this listing.
April 8th, 2018
Hipcamper Eliza H.
recommends this listing.
September 13th, 2017
Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
United States
Phone Number
(432) 292-4464
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29.695° N, 101.322° W
Tent / RV / Trailer: 23 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
Tent / Van: 8 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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