NPS Campground Reservations
Reservations for campsites in both the Chisos Basin Campground and the Rio Grande Village Campground are required. 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
Last updated: September 11, 2020