What you'll find here



Our clean, spacious restrooms are centrally located and free for registered guests. Both the Mens' Room and the Ladies' Room have multiple shower and toilet stalls, mirrors and electrical outlets.


Our little laundry has one washer and one dryer plus a folding table. It is open 24-hours a day.  Many guests find the laundry's covered porch a relaxing spot to set up a lawn chair or two.

Bring plenty of quarters--the closest place to get change is in Fort Davis.


In the heart of the remote Davis Mountains, every part of Crows Nest Ranch is home to a rich variety of birds and wildlife, rocks and native vegetation.

Photographers and artists are invited to set up tripods and easels.

Much of our wildlife can been seen from your RV, cabin or campsite!


There's more hiking at Crows Nest than visitors will ever have time to do. Since this is a private campground, often, you'll have the whole mountain to yourself. Hiking around Crows Nest is unlimited as long as you don't cross fences onto neighboring lands.

We don't have official trails. Ranch roads and game trails will keep you out of the brush and high grass. A favorite hike is the ranch road up Brown Mountain, with its spectacular red rock formations and sweeping views.


Crows Nest Ranch is home to Old Spanish Trail Gallery and Museum, a five-star fine art gallery with a museum displaying pieces of the ranch's long history. The gallery, offering representational art from nationally known artists is open every day by appointment. Ask about workshops and special gallery events!


Stars really ARE big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas. Our 6,000 feet of altitude and unpolluted air offers astronomers and amateur star-gazers one of the best vantage points in the country from which to view the heavens. Fort Davis and Crows Nest support nearby MacDonald Observatory by limiting outdoor lighting.