Chisos Basin Campground

Basin View and campground
The Chisos Basin Campground is nestled within the heart of the Chisos Basin.
 

The Chisos Basin Campground is nestled in an open woodland within a scenic mountain basin. Campers enjoy the views of Casa Grande and Emory Peak. The sunset through the nearby "Window" is a Big Bend highlight. Some of the park's most popular trails begin nearby. Elevation: 5,400 feet.

  • Open year-round.
  • Trailers over 20 feet and RV's over 24 feet are not recommended due to the narrow, winding road to the Basin and small campsites at this campground.
    • NOTE: There is also a separate Chisos Basin Group Tent Campground with seven tent campsites for parties of 9-20 people. You must have at least 9 to reserve a group campsite.
  • RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
    No First-Come First-Served Camping
    Chisos Basin Campground Reservations
  • Wood fires and ground fires are NOT allowed anywhere in the park. A charcoal fire in an above-ground grill is allowed; ashes must be packed out. Liquid-fuel stoves are allowed.
 
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Chisos Basin Group Tent Campsites

The Chisos Basin Group Tent Campground is one of the most sought-after campgrounds in Big Bend National Park. It is located 1/4 mile away from the main Chisos Basin Campground. It has seven group camping sites available for groups of nine to 20 people (size is site-dependent). At an altitude of 5,400 ft.

 
Chisos Basin Group Tent Campsite
Nice views from the Chisos Basin Group Campsites

The group campsites are tent-only; RVs and trailers are not allowed. There are no hook-ups available in the group sites and generators are prohibited. Each site is provided with a picnic table, charcoal grill and bear-proof food storage locker. All seven sites are within easy walking distance to water spigots and a restrooms. No RVs, trailers, or generators are allowed.

Wood fires and ground fires are NOT allowed anywhere in the park. A charcoal fire in an above-ground grill is allowed; ashes must be packed out. Liquid-fuel stoves are allowed.

To check on Chisos Basin group campsite availability and learn more about reserving a group campsite, please visit:
https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/234013
or call 1-877-444-6777.

 
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Last updated: May 16, 2022

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PO Box 129
Big Bend National Park , TX 79834-0129

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432-477-2251

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