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*July-September are rainy months. Let roads dry before driving if it rains. 

Spread out in your own spacious, 12'x12' elevated shelter with a fire pit and lots of elbow room. The North Shelter is within easy reach, but feels wonderfully isolated. Enjoy beautiful panoramic views of Nine Points Mesa, Camel Humps, Black Hill, Packsaddle Mountain, and Hen Egg Mountain. The


*July-September are rainy months. Let roads dry before driving if it rains. 

Spread out in your own spacious, 12'x12' elevated shelter with a fire pit and lots of elbow room. The North Shelter is within easy reach, but feels wonderfully isolated. Enjoy beautiful panoramic views of Nine Points Mesa, Camel Humps, Black Hill, Packsaddle Mountain, and Hen Egg Mountain. The only desert sounds you'll hear are crickets, the soft cooing of quail and other birds, and the distant call of coyotes. Less than 2 miles from HWY 118 with easy access by car, and only 24 minutes from the entrance to Big Bend National Park.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 15ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Sky Ranch a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Big Bend National and State Parks


Big Bend National Park


Terlingua Ranch Lodge pool is $5 per person

Horseback riding
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Sky Ranch North Shelter in Texas.


The vibe at Sky Ranch North Shelter

9 Reviews

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Hipcamper Ashley

Great remote site!

Ashley F.
recommends this listing.
March 31st, 2019

Loved the remoteness of the site. We were able to see millions of stars each night which was really important to me. The shelter was build very solid and really helped to break the wind from deatroying our tent. I wished there would have been a marker on the main road with reflectors just because it was very difficuot to see the mailboxes driving to the site at night. As a woman camper ots inportant for me to feel safe camping. There was a truck that would drive by late at night and early in the morning and I didnt know if it was some neighbor or the host checking on us, but wish I would have known either way so I wasnt a little on edge, but it was overall a great experience so close to Big Bend.

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Hipcamper Sky Ranch
Response from Sky Ranch, the Host, on April 11th, 2019

We're so glad you loved the location! We're working with the county on a better street sign for the turnoff, so that should be resolved soon. And yeah, the remoteness makes it easy to forget there are other vacation rentals and even some locals who live down those dirt roads. Thanks for the feedback!

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Hipcamper Shayna
Shayna F.
recommends this listing.
April 10th, 2019

We were so surprised when we first arrived at the North Shelter on Sky Ranch. It is incredibly built and absolutely perfect at providing a safe cute shelter in the desert. It fit our tent perfectly and we added some solar lights to make it cozy and homey. The fire pit provided was perfect for cooking dinner and was very well constructed. Overall this was the perfect place to stay while in the Terlingua desert.

The shelter is the perfect place to watch the sunsetSky Ranch North ShelterBeautifully built campfire ringStunning desert views!
Hipcamper Sky Ranch
Response from Sky Ranch, the Host, on April 11th, 2019

Thanks so much! We love the photos! It looks like you had a really nice time. Great idea bringing solar lights and a blanket - you made it all very homey!

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Hipcamper Aaron
Aaron M.
recommends this listing.
May 19th, 2019

Loved the place! Great location and would recommend for anyone wanting to camp out towards BBNP!

Hipcamper Ernest

Perfect spot

Ernest G.
recommends this listing.
October 29th, 2019

Amazing site outside of Terlingua. Directions were accurate but difficult to see signs at night. Directions said "painted boards" but there were actual signs that say sky ranch south and north that are also red and blue. I was searching for actual painted boards.

Site was beautiful, clean, private, and having a fire was amazing! The structure was a nice addition. I would stay again and recommend it.

Hipcamper Mary

Desert paradise

Mary V.
recommends this listing.
November 12th, 2019

We really enjoyed staying here! My husband and I with our two dogs felt so safe and relaxed. The site was actually pretty easy to find and not too far from the highway! The views were spectacular and the spot was the perfect size. Our host was awesome too! I messaged him about suggestions and how to get to different places and he responded in a reasonable amount of time and had a lot of good information to share. Thanks so much!

The sunrise was incredible! My husband and our pups! The weather was perfect but, the covering was the best escape from the sun
Hipcamper Clinton
Clinton H.
recommends this listing.
December 22nd, 2019

Great getaway spot. The night sky is amazing. Milkyway and many constellations visible. Short drive to study butte and big bend national park.

Hipcamper Michelle

Incredible night sky and comfy site

Michelle P.
recommends this listing.
December 28th, 2019

The Sky Ranch North Shelter was an awesome place to stay! Our host’s directions were spot on and the site was easy to find. The site is a short drive to the entrance of Big Bend National Park and had a sturdy fire pit. The shelter blocked out a lot of the wind and was a comfy place to sleep. It was just me and my partner and we felt totally safe there even without cell service (that was actually kind of nice!) The stars at night were probably the best part - you can see the Milky Way with the naked eye while you enjoy a toasty fire. Would 100% stat again!

Cooking by the fireFire and sunsetShelterToasty fire pit
Hipcamper Kelly
Kelly H.
recommends this listing.
January 2nd, 2020

Sky Ranch has amazing views and a great shelter against the elements. I have camped in Terlingua before and the wind can be an issue...but not here. The shelter is well built, clean, and large enough for both tent and a small table. The directions were easy to navigate and we had no issues finding it. This location is great to get into Big Bend National or State parks. Overall it is very secluded but you could see the other shelter and houses in the distance. We highly recommend it and will be back.

Chairs and fire pit included. The pit has a grill grate if needed but we used our cast iron tripod. Sunset view from the shelter Sunset from inside the shelterShelter
Hipcamper erin

Awesome remote site for star gazers

Erin K.
recommends this listing.
January 8th, 2020

Wow, we loved Sky Ranch. The shelter protected us from the below-freezing temp and the site was remote but didn't feel unsafe. We enjoyed a fire each night at sunset. I'd recommend this site to anyone who wants to enjoy the Big Bend area but also wants some privacy away from it all after a long day of hiking.

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