Hipcamp host Evin H.
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As the crow flies, 3 miles west of the Terlingua Ghost Town, this well maintained and slightly manicured strip of desert nestled behind the ghost town offers 24 acres of unobstructed views of the Big Bend National Park. Enjoy quiet serenity and easy access to local area attractions.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
21 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Walk to listing
No wheelchair access
Pets allowed
No campfires
No toilet
Potable water available
Kitchen available
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send EVIN a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Crystal Mesa Campground in Texas.


The vibe at Crystal Mesa Campground

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Hipcamper Sierra
Sierra M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 21st, 2018

This campground is awesome! The camp spots are huge, well spaced out, and very well maintained. The sunrise view in the morning is insanely gorgeous. The area is extremely dark at night but it makes for great star viewing. I would highly suggest this campground to anyone wanting to camp in the Terlingua area.

Hipcamper Courtney
Courtney L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 22nd, 2018

Great spot in Terlingua! Beautiful views to wake up to. We stayed here one night before heading into Big Bend, and it’s convenient with a gas station and country store just down the road.

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Hipcamper Gina
Gina B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 20th, 2018

Easy to find, quick trip over to Big Bend for some hiking. Lots of land to explore around the campsite as well.

Hipcamper EVIN
Response from EVIN, the Host, on March 8th, 2018

Thanks for choosing Crystal Mesa!

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Cassie
Cassie Z.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 14th, 2018

The campground was great! Peacefu, quiet and even though it seemed pretty full with lots of the spots occupied we had plenty of privacy and felt worlds away

Hipcamper Leslie
Leslie G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 18th, 2018

An overall good experience, the view was nice and there was plenty of space! It seemed a bit overpriced considering the area and the fact that there aren't amenities. But we had a great time there!

Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 20th, 2018

A five-minute drive from Terlingua and in close proximity to Big Bend Ranch State Park, this campsite is in a prime location to access the must-see spots of the Big Bend area. As others have described, the campsites are beautifully maintained and marked. When we arrived at the site, there were already three or four other groups with tents set up. We found a free spot to set up our own tent easily, and had a good amount of space between our campsite and other campsites. There is no bathroom/shower here, but campers do have access to a $5 shower at a local RV park. Be sure to bring your own drinking water, as water is a scarcity in the desert. There are established fire rings at each campsite - bring your own firewood or pay $15 for a delivered bundle. Though we never had the chance to meet Evin, she was easy to contact over phone and quick to answer our questions. This clean, spacious property was perfect for exploring the Big Bend area, and we are looking forward to returning! PS - While you're here, be sure to take a sunset drive down River Road 170 for some of the best views in Texas!

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Hipcamper David
David B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 13th, 2019

We loved our campsite here, good views in the morning and plenty of space, wasn’t too far from big bend and was easy to find.

Crystal Mesa Campground
Hipcamper Winston
Winston C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 11th, 2018


Hipcamper Marcio
Marcio G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 13th, 2018

Awesome place...

The Crystal Mesa
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