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.
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at Crystal Mesa Campground
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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.
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!