Terlingua, Texas

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March, 2015

The Lowe’s overall rating = 8 out of 10 stars

BJs RV Park

We snapped this photo while returning from our air tour of the area. That’s Betsy right in the middle!

BJs RV Park, TX

Really just a gravel lot with utilities, but that’s all you’ll find in this part of the state

 

Noise level and overall “feel” of the park?
This small park is fairly quiet.  It faces a sometimes busy road (HW-170),
but traffic noise is not a problem.  A very friendly park with owners
who are the nicest, most helpful and hard-working owners we have
met.

Road and site access/type?
Interior roads and sites are gravel, and dust was an issue.  Fortunately,
the guests were very good about following the 5 mph rule and we did
not notice a lot of dust on our RV after staying for a week.

Spaciousness/levelness of sites?
Sites were spaced fairly close together, but each one had room to park
an additional vehicle next to the RV.  We had to use our jacks to level,
but not excessively.

Utilities and WiFi/cell reception?
Our Verizon cell phone reception was marginal, but worked.  For
some reason, we did not receive any signal to our hotspot for
internet.  Not a problem, since the free campground WiFi was
excellent at all times.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
Picnic table only, but there was a common fire pit in the middle of
the campground which we enjoyed with other campers and the
owners.

Facilities – bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
Although we did not use them, two small bathrooms with
showers were available in a modified mobile home, and they
were clean.  The mobile home also contained one washer and one
dryer, at $2.50 each, which we did use.  The park is so small that
the waits for machines was reasonable.

Pet and/or kid friendly?
Not really.  Dogs were generally walked around the perimeter of
the campground, and at a lawn area on the premises.  Most guests
were older and staying to experience Big Bend National Park, but
of course kids are welcome.  Just not much for them to do at the
campground.

Bike/walking trails nearby?
We were told there was a trail leaving the campground, but we
spent nearly every day hiking at Big Bend Park so we never got
to check it out.  Really nothing here for bikes.

Grocery stores and other services nearby?
There was a nice little store 4 miles away on highway 118, it had
some fruits and veggies and was well-stocked for its size.
Terlingua is a very small town, and the closest services were at
Alpine, about 80 miles away.

Comments:
This campground was much less busy than the RV Park at the
highway 118/170 intersection, where the service station was with
much heavier traffic.  The owners are a couple who worked very
hard to make improvements to the campground, and they walked
around it all day talking with guests and seeing if they could improve
anything for them.  They also held impromptu gatherings with
margaritas and campfires provided for free.  Be aware that this park
is open only between October-April.  We enjoyed our stay here and
recommend it to anyone visiting Big Bend Ranch State Park and/or
Big Bend National Park.