Rio Grande Village Campground, Big Bend National Park, Texas

Rio Grande Village Campground, Big Bend National Park, Texas

Rio Grande Village Campground, Big Bend National Park, Texas

Rio Grande Village Campground, Big Bend National Park, Texas

Rio Grande Village Campground, Big Bend National Park, Texas

Rio Grande Village Campground, Big Bend National Park, Texas

Rio Grande Village Campground, Big Bend National Park, Texas

Rio Grande Village Campground, Big Bend National Park, Texas

Rio Grande Village Campground, Big Bend National Park, Texas

Rio Grande Village Campground, Big Bend National Park, Texas

We always adore staying within our National Park boundaries during our travels around our country. Big Bend National Park is one which not some people be able to arrive at, because of its remote (and I am talking about REMOTE ) location. We‘re surprised just how remote this place is.

Rio Grande Village Campground, Big Bend National Park, Texas

Our drive off from the Interstate 10 in Texas led us a further 4 or so hours south. We rarely saw another vehicle, passed through a few dilapidated towns and eventually lost radio signals and cell signals, leaving us to understand more about and relish the true peacefulness found inside the park. We chose to remain in the southernmost park, Rio Grande Village, which is placed down the Rio Grande and overlooks
fabulous views of the encompassing canyon cliffs and mountains of Mexico and our own wonderful country. We‘re slightly concerned about border issues when arriving here (a minimum of I‘d been, but did not dare mention to my hubby for fear he would wish to cancel ! ) and was relieved when settling into camp. Immediately upon arrival, We‘re greeted from the friendliest camp hosts We‘ve ever encountered, and spent subsequent few days enjoying a couple of conversations with these (they‘re fellow Tiffin owners also ! ). The campground doesn‘t overlook the Rio Grande as I had envisioned inside my mind just before arrival, but instead is accessible through some thick brush down the perimeter from the campground. A bridge leads campers across an inlet from the river to hiking trails offering an excellent 360 degree overlook from the area. Turtles and fish were visible once we crossed. Campground interior roads are paved, however site pads are a little more rough, some poorly paved among others gravel and dirt. Sites are spacious and scenic, offering a picnic table and a few shade. Campfires aren‘t allowed inside the park because of the dry, desert setting, and just gas and charcoal BBQs are allowed. A little, but adequate village store, gas station, laundry facility, amphitheater, group campground and a meager Visitor’s Center will also be located here. Several other campgrounds can be found inside the park, including the Rio Grande RV Village (adjacent for this campground ), Chisos Basin Campground and lots of other backcountry camping choices. Rio Grande Campground is the greatest choice for larger RVs ; Chisos Basin has strict length limits on roadways and also at the campground itself. Reservations are recommended here during winter and spring months, the parks high travel some serious amounts of mild winter weather, and many sites are first come, first served. Rio Grande Campground and Visitor’s Center are closed in summer because of the high summer temperatures.

Rio Grande Village Campground, Big Bend National Park, Texas

Location
Best Sites : 5-9
Poor Sites : 20-27
Hookups : None
Potable Water : Yes
Dump Within Facility : Yes

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