This is definitely my first choice when camping Big Bend. Being surrounded by mountains and easily feeling secluded among the other campsites is hard to beat. The must-hike trail, Window View Trail, starts here and is always our first trail to hike. Centrally located in the park and near the visitor center is a convenience too. Love it!
You must be 25' or less. Sharp hairpin turns are why they limit size pulling in. This is the first NPS area to fill, then Rio Grande Village, then Cottonwood.
We stayed 2 nights and drove in with no reservation... this time of year all sites are first come, first serve (reservations 15 Nov thru May). We got there early and we have a small trailer, so no problem with the narrow roads and switchbacks (limited length of approximately 20 ft, and hairpin turns were definitely tight). No electric so battery a must. We have solar... Bathrooms have flush toilets and reasonably clean. Some sites not so level, and some have sun shade...no generators sites 19-60...so nice and quiet! We checked out the other campgrounds and this is the best in Big Bend! Only the crickets and frogs under the stars! We're not stargazers, but info at visitor centre recommended it due to lack of "light pollution". We had an ordinary pair of binoculars and wow!!! $14.00 pwe night ($7.00 Access Pass). Definitely coming back!