There are four campgrounds in Big Bend National Park. The National Park Service (NPS) operates three developed frontcountry campgrounds that provide drinking water and restroom facilities. In addition, a full hookup RV camping area is operated by the park concessioner, Forever Resorts.
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.
Rio Grande Village RV Park
(Operated by Forever Resorts. 25 sites with full hook-ups).
Located adjacent to the Rio Grande Village Store.
For reservations call 432-477-2293.
NPS Campground Reservations
Reservations are required for Big Bend National Park Campgrounds. Reservations can be made by visiting recreation.gov.
Big Bend National Park employees cannot make reservations for you. Please note: we recommend that the first thing you do on recreation.gov is create an account, then select the campsites you're interested in.
- Visitors are welcome to stay in the park up to 14 consecutive nights in either a front or backcountry site, with a limit of 28 total nights in the park in a calendar year.
- Campers can occupy a specific site up to 14 total nights in a year.
- EXCEPTION: During the busy season from January 1–April 15, visitors are limited to a total of 14 nights in the park.
- Campground Regulations
Camping Options Outside of Big Bend National Park
There are a variety of options for camping outside the park when Big Bend is full.