Eating & Sleeping

Chisos Lodging
Lodging in the Chisos Basin

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Chisos Basin Dining Room

The Mountain View Restaurant, located in the Chiso Mountain Lodge, provides the only full-service dining inside the park. The restaurant has a grand vista of the basin and surrounding peaks and is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Many dining opportunities exist outside the park in the communities of Terlingua and Study Butte. Click here for restaurant listings outside the park.
Rio Grande Village Store
Goods and Services
There are three camp stores, two gas stations, and a post office located in Big Bend National Park. more...
Chisos Basin Lodge
The Chisos Mountains Lodge, operated by Forever Resorts, Inc., is located in the Chisos Basin at 5,400 feet elevation. The lodge offers a variety of rooms and cottages, plus a gift shop and dining room. The lodge is open year-round. more...
Rio Grande Village Campground

The National Park Service operates three developed front country campgrounds:

Chisos Basin Campground
Cottonwood Campground (near Castolon)
Rio Grande Village Campground

The concession-operated Rio Grande Village RV Campground (with full hook-ups) is also located at Rio Grande Village.
Primitive Roadside Campsite
Primitive Roadside Campsites
Big Bend has a number of primitive campsites along backcountry roads. While some sites are accessible to most vehicles, a high clearance and/or 4-wheel drive vehicle is necessary to reach others. Primitive sites offer excellent views, solitude, and a flat gravel space to set up camp next to your vehicle. No shade, toilets, or other amenities are provided. A backcountry use permit is required to camp at any of these sites. more...

Last updated: February 21, 2015

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