Intro: Hailing from the Mitten state, my work takes me around the world surrounding adventure travel, brand development and humanitarian efforts! When I'm not traveling or working, find me in a coffee shop, especially on rainy days!
Alf's place is a good bit off the road, giving it a very surreal feeling to what you would imagine Wyoming would hold for adventurers! With so much land available to hike around, it was a blast exploring Dogcamp, despite the inclement weather!
So, when we were near town, we gave Alf a heads up that we not too far out, though we may lose signal (which we did.) While navigating through the dirt roads, Alf managed to track us down to help us navigate our way to the campsite as it was well past dark when we arrived!
With amenities available such as toilets, firewood, pit grills and a camper, we were not remotely worried about the change of weather that was coming our way (the weather forecast quickly changed from a mildly cold night to snowfall and low 30s.) There was AMPLE space for any size tent, RV or vehicle with a trailer! Had we the opportunity to stay longer, our Ford Transit was not going to do well in the accumulating snow, Alf had offered to let us see his Highland cattle, which are a STUNNING breed of cows!
While the campsite is well off from civilization, Devil's tower is only half an hour away, with plenty of wildlife to be spotted along the way if you keep your eye out for them! All that being said, this campsite is the PERFECT place to reset from rhythm of society!
Staying with Cinda and her husband, Popeye, was a blast! They were absolutely hospitable and made themselves readily available beyond our expectations! They had welcoming gifts for us, something I only imagined Airbnb hosts would offer, as soon as we arrived! They were very welcoming, along with their beautiful dog Paige. Paired with their extensive knowledge of the town and its' history, Cinda and Popeye help you feel settled into the surrounding area.
The campsites are nice and open, with plenty of coverage and trees. Incase of bad weather, a camper is readily available.
Jeff is a PHENOMENAL host and The Goat Pens is very accommodating for those looking to get a more relaxed campground!
Jeff is a resource of knowledge, both for the town of Terlingua as well as Big Bend! His life experiences are bonfire and beer sharing worthy. Not to mention, Jeff is also a very responsive host, having created not just my friend and I with great attentiveness, but even guests who arrive late to the campsite as well! Multiple times, I witnessed Jeff drive out to fellow campers who were just checking in well past sunset, in order to guide them!
On days that require you to stay at camp, Cigar Mountain is a moderate hike located on the campgrounds! Just ask Jeff for specific instructions as there are a few details to be aware of if you aren't the most experienced of hikers!