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Chisos Basin Campground

Big Bend National Park

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Chisos Basin Rd. Big Bend National Park, TX 79834 432-477-2251 Reservations: 877-444-6777 Official Website

GPS: 29.2753, -103.3011

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  • Reviews (17)
  • Amenities

Overview of Chisos Basin Campground

Reservations required. Open year-round. Trailers over 20 feet and RVs over 24 feet are not recommended due to the narrow, winding road to the Basin and small campsites at this campground.

Wood and ground fires are prohibited. All food items must be stored inside a vehicle or animal-proof food storage locker.

Number of Sites 56

Pad Type asphalt

Reservations yes

Elevation 5,118 ft / 1,559 m

Max Stay 14

Max Length 20 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Q&A - Ask the Community about Chisos Basin Campground

To ask questions of the owner or manager please contact the campground directly. 432-477-2251

TSchenk asked on 1/30/2022

Does anyone have an opinion on the best sites to choose at Chisos Basin Campground? Thanks!

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Lolita asked on 8/16/2020

Could we maneuver a 22’ trailer pulled by a truck into sites at Chisos Basin Campground?

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Reviews of Chisos Basin Campground 17 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G
Confirmed by 3 Users
Last reported 4/12/2022
Confirmed by 3 Users
Last reported 6/3/2021
T-Mobile 4G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 6/3/2021

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  • dry camping
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • dump station
  • group sites
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets
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Croton Springs

Fearless rodents, nice views

- KnC

Government Springs (GH1) Primitive Roadside Campsite

Incredible dispersed camping site! 360 degree views of the park

- Hitched to Bex

Paint Gap 1

Backcountry Permit Required

- Simm

Paint Gap (PG-2 & PG-3)

Didn't stay, but great view!

- Hitched to Bex

K-Bar 1

Can’t get much better for a $10 national park site

- Dikala21

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