Rio Grande Village Campground and Camping
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About the Campground
Located within a large grove of cottonwood trees on the banks of the famous Rio Grande River, the Rio Grande Village Campground is by far one of the most popular campgrounds in Big Bend National Park, especially for those traveling in large recreational vehicles. Another factor is the campground's popularity is its location to two of the key areas in the park - Boquillas Canyon and the Hot Springs - as well as being situated close to the Old Ore Road and the River Road, two of the busiest backcountry roads in Big Bend. These factors as well as the welcome shade from all those cottonwood trees make Rio Grande Village Campground irresistible to campers from all over.
The campground's 100 sites range in size from small, tent-sized ones to pull-through sites large enough to handle a 40' motor home, although there are no hook-ups available in the campground. Each site is provided with a picnic table, charcoal grill (wood fires are NOT permitted in the park), and bear-proof food storage containers. Some sites are also furnished with shade structures called ramadas. All campsites are within easy walking distance to water spigots and restrooms, and for those camping in motor homes and travel trailers, a dump station is proficed at the campground's entrance. Generator use is limited to between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm, and a no-generator area is available for those wishing to avoid the noise. Showers and laundry facilities may be found at the Rio Grande Village Store just outside the entrance to the campground.
Rio Grande Village Campground's campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis for most of the year, however from November 15 to April 15, there are 43 sites that are available by reservation. These sites may be reserved by contacting recreation.gov online or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Campsites are $14 per night, but if using the reservation system, a small processing fee will be charged.
It is important to note that the grassy areas within the campground are subject to flooding due to flood irrigation, and that the area around tents may be flooded. All tents in the campground must be set up on the tent pads.
Rio Grande Village elevation: 1850'
Services & Amenities
- Accessible Restroom
- Bike Riding
- Bird Watching
- Boat Launch Ramp
- Boat Ramp
- Campground Host
- Convenience Store
- Drinking Water
- Dump Station
- Group Camping Facility
- Hiking Trail
- Historic Sites
- Horseback Riding
- Information Station
- Interpretive Programs
- Interpretive Trails
- Iron Ranger
- Mountain Biking
- Nature Trails
- Paved Roads
- Picnic Tables
- Recycling Center
- Rent Bicycles
- River Access
- Separate Tent Areas
- Site Pads
- Water Drinking
- Water Faucets
|Within 10 Miles|
- Electric Hook Ups
- Fishing Supplies
- Flush Toilets
- Gift/Souvenir Shop
- Hot Showers
- Hot Springs
- Pay Telephone
- Picnic Area
- Rv Park
- Sewer Hookups
- Visitors Center
- Water Fountains
- Water Hookups
|Greater Than 10 Miles|
- Accessible Hiking Trails
- Banking Services
- Cabin Rental
- Horse Corrals
- Horseback Rides
- Medical Facility
- Post Office
- River Trips
|Walk In Season
Apr 16 2010 -
Nov 14 2010
Nov 15 2010 -
Apr 15 2011
|Walk In Season
Apr 16 2011 -
Nov 14 2011
Alerts and Important Information
ADVISORY! Border crossing conditions have changed. Entering the United States at other than an authorized border crossing point is illegal. The closest legal ports of entry are at Del Rio and Presidio, Texas. This is NOT an authorized border crossing point. If you re-enter the United States within Big Bend National Park, you may be liable for a fine of not more than $5,000 or imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.
Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance.
Rio Grande Village Campground is open year round and has campsites available on a first come-first served basis. From November 15th through Apr. 15th, a number of these sites are available for advanced reservations.
THERE ARE NO ELECTRICITY/WATER/SEWER HOOK-UPS AT THIS CAMPGROUND.
Generator users must observe "Quiet Time". No generator use between 8pm and 8am. Generators are not permitted in sites 21, 23, 25, 27, 40, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 94, 96, 98, and 100. No wood or ground fires.
Grassy areas are subject to flooding due to flood irrigation. Area around campsite may be flooded. Tent must be set up on pad.
Exceeding 2 motor vehicles, 1 vehicle with trailer, 1 motorhome with tow vehicle, or 4 motorcycles is prohibited.
Exceeding 1 wheeled camping unit and 1 tent or 4 tents per campsite is prohibited.
Motorboats permitted on river with restrictions.
Store all food properly. All food items should be stored in your vehicle or animal-proof food locker. Dispose of trash in animal-proof dumpsters provided.
Do not place coolers or food boxes on the ground at any time.
Do not feed wildlife, INCLUDING BIRDS.
PREVENT INJURY TO YOUR PETS by keeping them on a leash at all times. Do not leave pets unattended. Pets are not allowed on trails, in the backcountry, or on the river.
Do not destroy, injure, deface, dig, or disturb any park resources, including plants, animals, fossils, rocks, or artifacts. Possession of park resources is theft. Please report any illegal activities to a park ranger or campground host.
Protection Rangers on duty in Park.
Protect our staff and other campers. Remove any clotheslines at night and when not in use.
Washing of vehicles is prohibited. Do not connect hoses to spigots. Wash your dishes at your site or designated washing area, not at spigots or in the restrooms. Coin-operated showers can be found at the Rio Grande Village Store. DO NOT BATHE AT WATER SPIGOTS OR IN RESTROOMS.
Campground Contact Information
Open From: Jun 18 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Rio Grande Village
Campground Phone: 432-477-1121
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777
Big Bend Nat. Park (near Odessa), TX
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More About Rio Grande Village Campground
Rio Grande Village is a campground located in Odessa, Texas. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.
To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -102.9608 latitude, and -102.9608 longitude into your GPS device.
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