RIO GRANDE VILLAGE GROUP CAMPGROUND, TX

This facility represents four group sites located in Rio Grande Village Campground on the banks of the famous Rio Grande River. The campground is one of the most popular campgrounds in Big Bend National Park. It is convenient to two well-visited attractions, Boquillas Canyon and Hot...
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Know Before You Go
  • This is not an authorized border crossing point; the closest legal ports of entry are at Del Rio and Presidio, TX
  • This is a tent-only facility
  • Wood and ground fires are not permitted in the park at any time
  • There are no electricity, water or sewer hookups at this facility
  • A maximum of two motor vehicles, one vehicle with trailer, one motorhome with tow vehicle or four motorcycles allowed per campsite
  • A maximum of four tents or one wheeled camping unit and one tent allowed per campsite
  • Motorboats are permitted on river with restrictions
  • Javelinas, bobcats and bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers or in a hard-sided vehicle; trash must be disposed of in the animal-proof dumpsters provided; coolers or food boxes should not be placed on the ground at any time
  • Protection rangers on duty in park
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Rio Grande Village Group Area GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC 20 50 Pull-Through
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Rio Grande Village Group Area GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC 20 50 Pull-Through
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Rio Grande Village Group Area GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC 40 50 Pull-Through
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Rio Grande Village Group Area GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC 40 50 Pull-Through
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

This facility represents four group sites located in Rio Grande Village Campground on the banks of the famous Rio Grande River. The campground is one of the most popular campgrounds in Big Bend National Park. It is convenient to two well-visited attractions, Boquillas Canyon and Hot Springs, and two of the busiest backcountry roads in Big Bend, Old Ore Road and River Road. Rio Grande Village has an outstanding view of the Sierra del Carmen mountains located in Mexico to the east, which light up with hues of red and orange during sunset.

The national park is named for a curve in the Rio Grande River called the "big bend." For 1,250 miles, the river is an International Boundary between the United States and Mexico.

Natural Features:

The mountain views, proximity to the river and shade from the surrounding cottonwood trees make Rio Grande Village Campground irresistible to visitors.

This facility is at an elevation of 1,850 ft. Because cold air tends to sink into lower valleys during the peak seasons of fall and winter, temperatures are cooler here than in other parts of the park during these times.

Recreation:

The river offers ample opportunities to explore its shores and water. Canoeing, kayaking, tubing and boating are popular in and around the facility. Birders flock to the river banks to spot such rare and unique species as the Mexican mallard, Lucifer hummingbird, Mexican jay, black-capped and gray vireos, Colima warbler and varied bunting. Visitors are often the eyes and ears for birding in the park and are encouraged to report sightings at the visitor center.

Hiking trails are also found nearby the campground.

Facilities:

The group campsites are tent-only; RVs and trailers are not allowed. There are no hook-ups available in the group sites. Each site is provided with a picnic table, charcoal grill and bear-proof food storage locker. All four group sites are within easy walking distance to water spigots and restrooms. Showers and laundry facilities can also be found close by at the Rio Grande Village Store.

Booking Window
Mon Jul 14 2014 - Sun Jul 12 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Birding
  • Boardwalk
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Convenience Store
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Educational Programs
  • Fishing
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding
  • Host
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Tables
  • Rafting
  • Ranger Station
  • Recycling
  • Restaurant
  • River Access
  • Self Pay Station
  • Tent sites
  • Trash Collection
  • Tubing
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • Electric Hookups
  • Flush Toilets
  • Gift Shop
  • Hot Springs
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • RV Parking
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Showers
  • Visitor Center
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Accessible Trails
  • Bank
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Golf
  • Grocery Store
  • Horse Corrals
  • Hospital
  • Lodging
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $27.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $27.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
29.1825, -102.96083
29°10'57"N, 102°57'39"W

From Interstate 10, take State Highway 385 south to Fort Stockton and onto Marathon. From Marathon, drive 40 miles south on State Highway 385 to the north entrance of Big Bend National Park. Drive straight for 26 miles to Park Headquarters at Panther Junction. Turn left and proceed for 20 miles to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

RIO GRANDE VILLAGE GROUP CAMPGROUND
P.O. Box 129
BIG BEND NAT. PARK  TX  79834

Phone Number:

Information:  (432)477-1121
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