K-Bar 1

Big Bend National Park

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Chihuahuan Desert Research Station Rd. Big Bend National Park, TX 79834 432-477-2251 Official Website

GPS: 29.3086, -103.171

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Overview of K-Bar 1

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Number of Sites 1

Pad Type dirt

Elevation 3,346 ft / 1,019 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of K-Bar 1 3 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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27 reviews
“Can’t get much better for a $10 national park site”

Reviewed 10/26/2021

Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 1
Overall Rating

This site was about a mile from the road- I could see the occasional car, but not hear any noise. You drive down the road and have to pass a few trailers parked by a house, must be housing for local workers. Otherwise, it is pretty isolated, can only see the other K-Bar site from afar. The views were great, and the site was clean and w... more

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Verizon

Dikala21 would stay here again

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3 reviews
“Backcountry Permit Required”

Reviewed 4/14/2019

Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 1
Overall Rating

A $12 backcountry permit (good for up to 14 days) is required to stay here. The permits are available at the Panther Junction and Chisos Basin visitor centers and the cost is only $6 with a senior or access pass.

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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27' Airstream International
198 reviews
“Loved the peace and quiet in Big Bend”

Reviewed 2/14/2017

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Overall Rating

Big Bend is not the busiest national park as it is, but there is only one road through the place, so you tend to see/hear everything. K-Bar 1 (and 2) are more than a mile off the main road, making for a very quiet place to hang out while still being somewhat accessible to the rest of the park. That 1+ mile is down a very narrow and rou... more

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Van-Tramp would stay here again

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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27' Airstream International
198 reviews
Big Bend National Park – East – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

Our final weekend in the area, I made sure to score one of the few back-country camping sites in Big Bend National Park (park #79 for me) that would fit the trailer. The NPS doesn’t make it eas...

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Amenities

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  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
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