Eating & Sleeping

Chisos Lodging
Lodging in the Chisos Basin

NPS Photo/Cookie Ballou

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. See for information about restaurants 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. For more information visit the goods and services page.
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. For more information visit the lodging page
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. For more information visit the roadside camping page.

Last updated: November 7, 2017

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Mailing Address:

Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River
c/o Big Bend National Park
PO Box 129

Big Bend National Park, TX 79834


(432) 477-2251

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