Marfa Lights Viewing Area – Free Dispersed Camping

Free Dispersed Camping in the Marfa Lights Viewing Area

The Marfa Lights – mysterious glowing orbs that appear in the desert outside the West Texas town of Marfa – have mystified people for generations. And good news for all mystery lovers, you can camp for free at the viewing area for these lights! There’s excellent cell service, vault composting toilets, and close proximity to the neat town of Marfa, Texas. This is a great place to stop on your way to or from Big Bend. Be forewarned, you most likely will not see the lights. However, you will have fun speculating about what you think you see each night with fellow mystery-seekers.

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Sunset from the Marfa Lights viewing area in Texas.
Marfa Lights Dispersed Camping Texas TravelSages
Hanging out waiting for the nightly light show.

About the author

Lauren has spent the last 9 months traveling the US (From the southern tip of Florida, to the Arctic Circle and back again) in her truck camper with her partner, Patrick Holt. She started TravelSages in the summer of 2013, and has since founded a digital marketing consultancy, called LyteYear, and a sustainability brand, called RePrint. Before moving into her tiny mobile home, Lauren lived in Chicago for 6 years, pursued two graduate degrees, studied abroad at Oxford, worked for a summer in Hong Kong, and traveled to various countries in between. She has a mildly unhealthy love of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Netflix, and breweries with good New England IPAs.

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