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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
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Village in the park's southeast corner with tourist facilities such as RV...

Village in the park's southeast corner with tourist facilities such as RV park, campground, gas station, store and laundromat.

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Basic RV sites; helpful, handy store

The fellows that run the RV campground and store are very kind, patient, and helpful -- on phone and in person. The store is well stocked with things a camper may need. The RV... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
kmsmolen
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Crestview, Florida
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Crestview, Florida
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237 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The fellows that run the RV campground and store are very kind, patient, and helpful -- on phone and in person. The store is well stocked with things a camper may need. The RV park is just a dirt parking lot, but it has full hookups. However the sewer connections were different from the usual type -- you cannot screw... More 

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Gladewater, Texas
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116 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

they have a visitors center/store. the visitors centers may not be open, but you can get your national parks passport stamped at the store. this is a small place, there are numerous trails, but we only went to a scenic overlook. need better signage. it starts across from camp site 18, but you have to park at the restrooms.it was... More 

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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723 reviews
301 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

The visitor center has the park movie, which is interesting. The campground doesn't seem to have a tremendous amount of shaded areas, and it seems a bit crowded. The irrigation diversion system from the river is interesting - though low areas may get flooded. It's good for birding. The visitor center volunteer was very helpful and sang especially concerned with... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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445 reviews
266 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Tent camping looked pretty good, however, RV camping was a whole different ballgame. All the RV spots are in a paved lot and are very close together, like sardines in a can. In fact, putting your awning out may not leave much room for your neighbor to put out his slide.... at least not with a whole lot of clearance.... More 

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Shreveport, LA
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

My husband wanted to visit Big Bend National Park for his 60th birthday. His birthday is March 5th and we didn't realize how popular Big Bend was in March due to Spring Break. We tried to reserve a month in advance but were only able to get 2 nights in the rv park which has full hookups. The store is... More 

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Irvine, California
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249 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

I like this place although it doesn't offer a rewarding view like Cottonwood. We camped closer to the host campground which is near the toilet as well. It was quite and the rangers were very friendly. The bathroom is clean but doesn't have a hot water. It has a sink for dishes, no hot water but the water not as... More 

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41 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Nice enough tent camping facilities, but rv slots with hookups were on a cement parking lot. The store and facility was ok, but the wifi was very low speed and not worth attempting to connect. UNLESS YOU LIKE THE DESERT, suggest you rethink your vacation plan, there's nothing to see except desert plants while hiking or jeeping (and dogs are... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

We camped at this location in October. The rest of the tent camping and RV sites in the Park were closed for repairs in preparation of the snowbirds moving in by Thanksgiving. Nice shady site close to the bathhouse. I was surprised to see bear boxes a the sites . I have heard bears are in the park but never... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

We drove here to check out the area and campground and I'm really kind of glad we hadn't planned to camp here. This is a big, open, RV-type campground (which is great if you are an RV, perhaps, but not great if you are a tent). Maybe we caught them on a bad day (or week, or month), but this... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

If you are a birder this is a wonderful place to start your Texas list. After Big Bend this is always next on the list

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