It’s first-come, first-serve at the campgrounds in Guadalupe National Park, Texas, We lucked out and claimed the very last campsite. There are only a few sites at the campground we chose, and they are very close together.
Unfortunately, our site was the highest, and most unprotected from the wind… So all night long our little Coleman tent was buffeted with high winds, and we were a little colder than expected.
Although these primitive campsites leave much to be desired, they’re dirt-cheap, and provide a magnificent sunset/sunrise view of the Guadalupe Mountains.
It was not the most pleasant night we’ve ever spent in a tent, with the unrelenting freezing wind, but this is such a beautiful park, that just didn’t seem to matter much once we were up and on the trails the next morning.