Big Bend Ranch State Park Texas
Camping and Lodging
Limited accommodations are currently available at Sauceda, the old Big Bend Ranch headquarters complex. Contact the Big Bend Ranch Complex at 432-229-3416 for reservations for the "Big House" or the "Bunkhouse" at Sauceda Lodge.
Alpine, TX about 40 miles north has some motels. For more information and a complete list. Click Here. (Rates, availability and reservation online)
The Sauceda ranch house, begun in 1908 and remodeled in the 1940s, contains 3 bedrooms and accommodates 8 persons. Kitchen privileges are available, or arrangements may be made for meals in the Sauceda Lodge dining area. The "Big House" offers a wonderful screened-in veranda with Mexican tile floor, large grass yard, living room, dining room, kitchen and bathrooms for each set-of rooms, There is a warm inviting fireplace in every room with a supply of wood at each. All linens are provided. Reservations are required, and you are able to pick your bedroom. Cost is $100.00 2 peopleper night plus applicable taxes.
This former hunting lodge, built in the 1960s, accommodates 30 people in a segregated dormitory style (married couples will be separated). Meals are available through prior arrangement. The "Bunkhouse" has a comfortable living room area with a large fireplace and satelite TV. The main dining room and kitchen are located here, where excellent meals of all types are prepared. Linens are also provided. Cost per person per night is $35.00 plus applicable taxes. Reservations are required, especially if you want to have meals while you stay.
- Primitive camping areas are located at Madera (Monilla) Canyon and at Grassy Banks River Access along FM 170.
- Two group camping areas, Contrabando and Arenosa, have self-composting toilets.
- Ten small, designated primitive campgrounds along the gravel park road in the backcountry are accessible to high-clearance vehicles only.
- Self-composting toilets are located at 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.
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