Rio Grande Village Campground

Big Bend National Park

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Big Bend National Park, TX 79834
432-477-1121
Reservations: 877-444-6777
Official Website

GPS: 29.1809, -102.9572

Last Price Paid: $7
Number of Sites: 100
Pad Type: gravel
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 1850 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

11 people have reviewed this location.

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Embracing Detours
Ocala, FL
30 Airstream International Serenity
2000 Ford E350
16 reviews
Nightly rate: $7
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 88

Embracing Detours would stay here again

“First time to BBNP and it didn't disappoint!”

Reviewed Mar 22, 2018

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We stayed at the Rio Grande Village Campground for 5 nights in early March 2018. We chose a site in the generator loop as this is a no hookups campground. They do have a dump station, drinking water spigots available, dumpsters for trash, bathrooms and even showers at the camp store. The showers were $2.00 for 5 minutes, not the best s... more

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HagePhoto
Anchorage, AK
27 Airstream International
2016 Chevy Tahoe
26 reviews
Nightly rate: $7
Days stayed: 6
Site Number: 3
“Good campground with access to Rio Grand and hot springs”

Reviewed Jan 15, 2018

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Some sites are way better than others. Thankfully the camp host thought so too. They switched us up from the site we reserved (really crummy) to a better site.

Little isolated on one side of the park, which makes for long drives to explore other areas.

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AlVie AlBums
Ladysmith, WI
25 Airstream International
2014 Ford F150
104 reviews
Nightly rate: $7
Days stayed: 3

AlVie AlBums would stay here again

“Second time here”

Reviewed Dec 19, 2017

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First time we stayed in the non-generator loop. You could still hear the generators, but they were less noisy. Make sure you take a photo of the map at the front so you can tell which sites are reservable and which are not. All the sites are under the Cottonwoods which is quite nice. The bathrooms were clean. The usual excellent n... more

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becky@adventure-next
Houston, TX
34 Newmar Ventana
2014 Jeep Cherokee
14 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 6

becky@adventure-next would stay here again

“Our Third Thanksgiving Here”

Reviewed Nov 29, 2017

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We love Big Bend and this was our third time to spend Thanksgiving here. We've always stayed in Rio Grande Village Campground (run by the park service versus Rio Grande Village RV Campground which is run by the concessionaire). The sties are nicely spaced and all have a picnic table, grill and bear box. The campground has always bee... more

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Teddi & Roger
Kent, WA
33 National Trop-i-cal T330
2007 Honda CRV
119 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 62

Teddi & Roger would stay here again

“Probably the best option for larger RV’s if staying in Big Bend National Park.”

Reviewed Mar 07, 2017

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After our third unsuccessful attempt to secure a dispersed camping site in Big Bend National Park, we opted to try our luck at Rio Grande Village. There is a combination of first-come/first-served and reservable sites (Nov 15-April 15) . We arrived at 9:30am on a Thursday morning and were able to snag a recently vacated spot within a f... more

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KenneysSeeAmerica

30 Airstream International
2016 Chevy Silverado 2500
125 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 62
“Nice park but a distance to hiking”

Reviewed Nov 07, 2016

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This is our second campground at Big Bend. We stay at Cottonwood first then Rio Grande. Rio Grande is nicer but Cottonwood is closer to better hikes and view points. Considered full hookups at Rio but it's a parking lot for $35 a night. No cell but there is free wifi at the convenience store. There is also a very small laun... more

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Life Rebooted

41 Tiffin Phaeton 40 IH
2014 Honda CR-V
197 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 3

Life Rebooted would stay here again

Reviewed Mar 22, 2016

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This part of the campground has no hookups but also has two areas, one for generator use (8am-8pm) and no generator use. We reserved a site in the generator area so we were able to charge our batteries during the day (December 2014). As this was our first visit to a campground without any hookups we kept our visit short, but in the fut... more

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Aluminarium

27 Airstream Flying Cloud
2014 Ford F-250
276 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 52
“There's better camping elsewhere in Big Bend”

Reviewed Feb 08, 2016

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We ended up in Rio Grande Campground because all of the dispersed roadside camps were full. We were disappointed to be camping next to so many people, yet appreciative of a spot to call home for a couple nights. We arrived on a Saturday around 5pm in February, and there weren’t many sites to choose from. We ended up on the edge of t... more

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CarlaMowell
Denton, TX
14 72 Tejas
30 reviews
Nightly rate: $7
Days stayed: 4

CarlaMowell would stay here again

“Spectacular in Spring”

Reviewed Apr 02, 2015

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Timing is everything and the desert was in bloom while we were visiting. My first choice in camping was Chisos but it was full :( - my second choice was primitive but that sounded a little too off the beaten path for first timers...so we went with Rio Grande Village and it ended up being a good choice. First off let me say that it was ... more

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Nathan @ Wand'rly

14 Volkswagen Bus, Champagne Edition, Riviera Campwagen
293 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 11

Nathan @ Wand'rly would stay here again

“You're in a great part of the National Park”

Reviewed Mar 26, 2015

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A Mexican man sitting on the opposite side of the Rio Grande is singing familiar songs, but in Spanish so I can't quite make them out. He shouts "souvenirs!" as we pass little trinkets surrounding a can full of rocks. The way they make their living since 9/11 shut the border down (though it has recently been partially opened again). Th... more

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • general store
  • group sites
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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