Rio Grande Village (Big Bend National Park)
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Quiet and remote
Not much to add to the previous reviews, we stayed 3 nights in the full hook-up RV Park which has 24 spaces that are all back-in. It's a paved parking lot, an improvement over man of the dirt/sand/gravel combo RV Parks in the local area. The water is high in sulfites, which can affect the taste and your digestion. It's ok for showering in your RV but you may want to bring along water for drinking, cooking, etc or use your fresh water tank.
We hiked the canyon trail early one morning as well as the hot springs trail, both are worthy hiking options. Do your hiking early mornings, take the afternoons for driving around when the heat is much more of a threat.
We spent 3 nights here in our travel trailer and would visit again.
Big Bend National Park
We stayed at Rio Grande Village campground in Big Bend National Park for 4 days on March. We had a site in the generator section. There's no hook ups in this campground but water spigots are nearby. The sites are fairly level and well spaced. The bath house is rustic. Showers are up at the Rio Grande Village store, which is about 1/3 mile away and are for a small fee. The camp host was very active and helpful.
The spring is a busy period at Big Bend and we made reservations 6 mos in advance.
There's lots to explore here. There's Boquillas Canyon just a short drive away. There's a scenic overlook trail from the campground. There's also the Border Crossing nearby. I would stay here again when visiting Big Bend.
Fuel is available at Rio Grande Village and at Panther Junction. We stayed in a 26 ft motorhome.
Best place for RVs to stay at Big Bend
Big Bend is a remote, Texas-sized huge National Park that will amaze you with its gorgeous canyons, river, mountains and deserts. Of the 4 campgrounds within the park boundaries, we found the Rio Grande Village (non-hookup) campground the best for RV camping. The sites in the loops where generators are allowed are well-sized and level with plentiful shade from mesquite and cottonwood trees throughout the campground. A few sites can accommodate big rigs up to 45', but like most national park campgrounds, its loops were really never designed for rigs that large so its most-ideal for rigs under 35 feet. Note that the loops here that prohibit generator use are really meant for tents, small campers, and vans as most of these sites have low clearance tree cover and smaller pads.
There are flush toilets and fresh water spigots throughout the campground, and a nice-sized free dump station with fresh water nearby. There is a concessionaire about a mile away that offers free Wi-Fi, a camp store, laundry, pay showers, propane, and gas. They also have a full hookup campground here, but sites are essentially a parking lot, and more expensive. Not as pretty as the non-hookup campground, but ok in a pinch.
The Rio Grande Village Nature Trail at the non-hookup campground is not to be missed! Outstanding 360-degree panoramic views of the campground and river below, as well as Mexico's Sierra del Carmen mountains.