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Big Bend Ranch State Park Camping


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Big Bend Ranch State Park Camping Camping Areas are located at Colorado Canyon, Madera (Monilla) Canyon and at Grassy Banks River Access along FM 170. Two group camping areas, Contrabando and Arenosa, have self-composting toilets. 11 small, designated primitive campgrounds along the gravel park road in the backcountry may be accessible to high-clearance vehicles only. Self-composting toilets are located at Colorado Canyon, Madera Canyon and Grassy Banks; no other facilities, electrical hookups, water, or dump stations are available. Motor homes and large recreational vehicles may not be able to enter backcountry park areas. Shower and restroom facilities are available at the Visitor's Center at Sauceda Headquarters.

Picnic tables are available at "the Tepees," a Texas Department of Transportation rest area on FM 170 about 10 miles north of Lajitas, and at Sauceda, the old Big Bend Ranch headquarters in the interior.


Admission: Park Permit Required
Hours: Open Year Round
Address: 4 miles east of Presidio on FM 170
Phone: 432-229-3416
Our Website:www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/bigbend

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Big Bend Ranch State Park Equine Trails

Daily/Hourly horseback rides are offered at the Sauceda Ranch Headquarters with Park staff guiding visitors through some of park's canyon trails. For information and reservations please call office (432)229-3416

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Big Bend Ranch State Park Camping

Camping Areas are located at Colorado Canyon, Madera (Monilla) Canyon and at Grassy Banks River Access along FM 170. Two group camping areas, Contrabando and Arenosa, have self-composting toilets. 11

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Big Bend Ranch State Park Trails

Fifty miles of hiking and backpacking trails in Big Bend Ranch State Park are accessible at trail heads along FM 170, and opportunities for short hikes abound at several locations along the interior park road. Day-Hiking

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Big Bend Ranch State Park Bike Trails

The park interior offers 17 miles of Mountain Biking trails of levels 1-3 and 30 miles of gravel road. The Visitor Center at Sauceda offers mountain bikes for rent. The River Road-FM 170 parallels the Rio Grande with 25

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