The National Park Service operates three developed frontcountry campgrounds at Rio Grande Village, the Chisos Basin, and the Cottonwood campground,
The cost is ca. $14.00 per night for a site. A concession-operated full hook-up RV campground is also available at Rio Grande Village.
Campground Reservations: A limited number of campsites in Rio Grande Village and the Chisos Basin campgrounds are reservable; these sites are reservable for the time period from November 15 to April 15 each year. Reservations may be made up to 180 days in advance by visiting recreation.gov (see website link further below) or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Big Bend National Park cannot make reservations.
All park campgrounds can accommodate trailers and RVs, but vehicle lengths have a great
deal to do with safely reaching the campground and fi nding a suitable space.
The only hookups available in Big Bend National Park are at Rio Grande Village in the 25- site, Rio Grande Village RV Park operated by Forever Resorts Inc. Although there is no size restriction, your vehicle must be equipped with water and electrical hookups as well as a three-inch sewer connection. Register at the store. No advance reservations.
For all campgrounds please see Reservation Website (weblink further below) for length specifications.
The Chisos Mountains Lodge, operated by Forever Resorts, Inc., is located in the Chisos Basin at 5,400 feet elevation.
The lodge offers a variety of rooms and cottages, plus a gift shop and dining room.
See reservation website link below.
Highway 90 runs north of the park and 3 towns are quite close to the park and offer accommodation.
Marfa, Alpine, Marathon.
Lajitas is located west of the park, reachable via Highway 118. Read more about these towns and the sometimes historical hotels in our TEXAS travel section. TEXAS Portal.