NPS Campground Reservations
Approximately 2/3 of the campsites in the Rio Grande Village campground are reservable from November 1-April 15, and in the Chisos Basin campground year-round. Reservations must be made 2 days ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 months in advance by visiting recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Big Bend National Park cannot make reservations. For more information visit the campground reservations page.
Camping Options Outside of Big Bend National Park
There are a variety of options for camping outside the park when Big Bend is full.
For visitors with rugged vehicles, or the willingness to leave the road behind and backpack into the wild, Big Bend provides options for backcountry camping.
Backpacking Group Size Limit
An organized group or individual party may not exceed a 15 person limit.
Last updated: April 7, 2020