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New Post 1/18/2012 8:19 PM
  lizzpreto
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Chisos Basin Campground at Big Bend National Park 
We're planning to head over to Big Bend National Park sometime in April. We're thinking of staying at the Chisos Basin campground which a friend of mine suggested. Has anyone stayed here? Feedback and suggestions of what not to miss are more than appreciated.

Thanks!
 
New Post 1/20/2012 5:26 AM
  maximo
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Re: Chisos Basin Campground at Big Bend National Park 
Camped there two years ago with a couple of friends of mine. Overall, it's pretty nice. It wasn't hot as we thought it would be. Whatever you do, make sure to avoid camp site #38. It rains during the evening here and this campsite floods big time.
 
New Post 1/22/2012 10:20 PM
  harold
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Re: Chisos Basin Campground at Big Bend National Park 
Modified By harold  on 1/22/2012 11:21:20 PM)
Been there a couple of times, and it's definitely worth it. The camping sites were a bit small for my liking, but since it's in the middle of nowhere, it's quite private and quiet too.

Some tips:

1. Bring a lot of extra petrol for your car and water for you. It's quite a distance from the nearest gas station so best be prepared for that.
2. Skunks roam about and would try to steal your food so be careful.
3. Speaking of food, make sure that you store it really well. The rangers that roam the campground have told us that there are bears and mountain lions within the area. Although we haven't seen any (thankfully), I'm sure that, like me, you wouldn't want to.

Enjoy your trip!
 
New Post 3/26/2012 7:45 AM
  lizzpreto
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Re: Chisos Basin Campground at Big Bend National Park 
X2 about the skunks. Although the campground is not swarming with them, they can be quite curious and can literally creep up to your campground and surprise you. So aside from stealing your food, you can end up with a really nasty stench.
 
New Post 3/26/2012 11:50 PM
  maximo
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Re: Chisos Basin Campground at Big Bend National Park 
I take it that you had a rather nasty encounter with the skunks there. Hope you still enjoyed your trip there nonetheless.
 
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