• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

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Chisos Basin Campground

Chisos Basin Campground
The Chisos Basin campground is located at 5,400 feet.
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The Chisos Basin Campground is surrounded by tall, rocky cliffs and conveniently located near some of the park's most spectacular and popular trails. Download Chisos Basin Campground Map [PDF file]

Elevation
5,401 feet

Open
Year-round

Details
60-site campground (no hook-ups). $14 per night ($7 per night with applicable passes). Flush toilets, running water, grills, picnic tables, and dump station. Trailers over 20' and RV's over 24' are not recommended due to narrow, winding road to the Basin and small campsites at this campground.

Reservable Campsites
26 sites are reservable November 15-April 15. Contact recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777. Big Bend National Park cannot make reservations.

Group Campsites
7 group campsites are available by advance reservation only. Total overnight occupancy for the Chisos Basin group campground is 118 persons. All group sites have a minimum occupancy of 9 persons. Sites L, P, Q, and R hold a maximum of 20 persons each. Sites N and O hold a maximum occupancy of 14 persons each. Site M has a maximum occupancy of 10 persons. Tents larger than 8' X 8' are not recommended because of site layout; however, sites P, Q, and R can accommodate larger tents if necessary. Sites P, Q, and R have shade ramadas. To reserve a group campsite, contact recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.

Campground Regulations
For your safety and enjoyment, and the protection of park resources, please abide by park campground regulations. more...

Did You Know?

Mountain lion on the Boot Canyon Trail

Mountain lions can be found throughout Big Bend National Park, both in the desert and the Chisos Mountains. Approximately 24 mountain lions reside in the park. More...