Question about Upper Madera Canyon Campground

metfam93 asked on 1/25/2021

This will be our first time coming to Big Bend Ranch State Park & we'll be staying in the Upper Madera campground area in late March. Does anyone know if there are any bathrooms with showers in the area? Any suggestions for first time camping in Big Bend? We camp yearly in the TX hill country but these are equipped with water/electricity. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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Answered on 1/25/2021:

You will need either a self contained bathroom (rv) or portable toilet. There are no bathrooms at upper madera or water. As well you can't bury your waste at this location. At the lower madera sites they have a pit toilet, but you can't really walk to them from the upper campsites. As for showers maybe pay at one of rv parks in town. There is a section on the state park website that talks about the toilet options. They used to rent/sell a 5 gallon bucket and seat with bags but the store was closed do to covid so come prepared.
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Answered on 1/25/2021:

There is a pit toilet in the Lower Madera Campground, nothing in Upper. You can get water at the Visitor's Center. I'd suggest asking at the visitor's center where you might find pay showers, possibly at the resort in Lajitas. We stayed 13 days and loved it here!