Primitive car camping is also available in select areas throughout Big Bend, including those with cars and those wanting to backpack it. Those who wish to camp this way can find sites in the desert and along the Rio Grande. Many of these backcountry sites are accessible to most vehicles, including some of those that have a high clearance and some four-wheel drive vehicles. A backcountry use permit is required to use any of these campsites.
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If you plan to camp at Big Bend National Park, you are going to want to make sure you are prepared. Depending upon the type of camping you plan to do, you might not have access to a store where you can pick up those items you forgot back home. In additional to all of your camping gear that you want, you will also want to pack:
- Extra blankets to keep warm when temperatures drop at night
- Map printouts just in case your GPS is not working within the park
- Extra fuel and supplies, because it is a long way back to town
- Extra shoes, just in case you get the ones you are wearing wet
- Walkie talkies, so you can communicate when you no longer have cell phone coverage
Your visit to Big Bend National Park can be an exciting one. Especially if you plan on camping and becoming one with nature. Camping at this park offers you plenty of opportunity to go out exploring the park and the ability to see some things you might not be able to see at any other national park.