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RIO GRANDE VILLAGE (BIG BEND), TX
part ofBig Bend National Park, National Park Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewLocated on the banks of the famous Rio Grande River, Rio Grande Village Campground is one of the most popular campgrounds in Big Bend National Park, especially for those traveling in large recreational vehicles. It is conveniently located next to Boquillas Canyon and Hot Springs, and is situated close to 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 reds 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.
The mountain views, proximity to the river and shade from the surrounding cottonwood trees make Rio Grande Village Campground irresistible to campers.
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. Park visitors are often the eyes and ears of birding in the park and are encouraged to report sightings at the visitor center.
This fairly large campground has 100 campsites that range in size from small tent sites to large pull-through sites that can fit a 40-ft. motor home. There are no hookups available in the facility but each site is provided with a picnic table, charcoal grill and bear-proof food storage locker. Some are also furnished with picnic shelters for shade.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
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.
Mailing Address:RIO GRANDE VILLAGE (BIG BEND)
PO BOX 129
BIG BEND NAT. PARK TX 79834
Phone Number:Information: (432)477-1121