The Rio Grande Village Group Campground sits on the banks of the Rio Grande, the International Boundary between the United States and Mexico. The four group campsites are great options for groups of nine people or more and is one of the most popular campgrounds in Big Bend National Park. It is located close to Boquillas Canyon and Hot Springs, and acts as a launch point for visitors accessing the river or the endless miles of backcountry roads. 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 group campsites are tent-only; RVs and trailers are not allowed. There are no hook-ups available in the group sites and generators are prohibited. 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.
Campers arriving the day AFTER their reservation starts will be considered a No Show, which would cancel all remaining nights. Contact the park at 432-477-2251 to notify if you are running late or will not be arriving until the next day.
The group campground is tent-only; no RVs or trailers allowed. That includes rooftop tents and camper vans.
One exception is Group Site C which allows for ONE smaller recreational vehicle (camper van, pickup camper, or small RV up to 20') to camp adjacent to the tent area as part of the larger group. All other sites are exclusively tent camping only.
Generators are not allowed in the group campground. There are no electricity, water or sewer hookups.
All organized groups in Big Bend require a Special Use Permit, see the park website for additional information. Group maximums are 50 people in the park at one time per group.
There is a MINIMUM of nine people are required to book these sites. Reservations with fewer people will not be honored.
No hammocks or other devices may be attached/tied to trees or any other natural features or objects
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. However, temperatures from March to September can easily exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
The river offers ample opportunities to explore its shores and water. The river put-in allows easy access to canoeing and kayaking on the river. Birders flock to the river banks to spot such rare and unique species often found only in Big Bend.
Hiking trails are also found nearby the campground and many backcountry roads are located near the campground.
P.O. Box 129 BIG BEND NAT. PARK TX 79834
For campground inquiries, please call: 432-477-1121
From Interstate 10, take State Highway 385 south to Fort Stockton and into 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 Rio Grande Village area. At the stop sign, turn right, then veer right for the group campground.