Big Bend Dog Policy
Big Bend National Park is Somewhat Dog Friendly
Named for the prominent bend in the Rio Grande along the U.S.–Mexico border, this park encompasses a large and remote part of the Chihuahuan Desert. Its main attraction is backcountry recreation in the arid Chisos Mountains and in canyons along the river. A wide variety of Cretaceous and Tertiary fossils as well as cultural artifacts of Native Americans also exist within its borders.
Dogs are not allowed on trails at Big Bend National Park. Additionally, they are not allowed in any backcountry areas or in the river.
Dogs are allowed in campgrounds with a 6' leash. However, dogs must not be left unattended for their safety and the safety of visitors/wildlife.
|Campground||Dogs Allowed?||# Dog Friendly Sites||Equipment|
|Big Bend Backcountry Camping||Yes||65||Car, Caravan/Camper Van, Fifth Wheel, Pickup Camper, Pop Up, RV, Tent, Trailer, Vehicle||Reservations/Info|
|Chisos Basin (Big Bend)||Yes||62||RV, Tent, Trailer, Vehicle||Reservations/Info|
|Chisos Basin Group Campground||Yes||7||Tent||Reservations/Info|
|Cottonwood (Tx)||Yes||25||RV, Tent, Trailer, Vehicle||Reservations/Info|
|Rio Grande Village (Big Bend)||Yes||100||RV, Tent, Trailer, Vehicle||Reservations/Info|
|Rio Grande Village Group Campground||Yes||4||Tent||Reservations/Info|
|Campground details from Recreation.gov|
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