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Overlanding in the state park

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Offline BlindWilly

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Re: Overlanding in the state park
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2015, 09:13:03 AM »
Thank you.
I'm getting together with this group soon to discuss what our itinerary will be.
Is Guale 2 considered a "remote" campsite?  What other remote sites would you recommend?
Also, does the Big House get booked up fast during spring break? That was another of the options I was throwing out to our group.

I can't wait to get out there again!
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Offline Ranger Tim

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Re: Overlanding in the state park
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2015, 08:55:03 AM »
Guale 2 is definitely a remote  campsite, but it is by no means the most remote. That distinction would go to either Tres Papalotes or Rincon 2. Other good ones include La Mota, Mexicano 1, Dos Hermanos, and Chorro Vista. As far as reservations go, I would suggest firming up you plans and setting your reservations earlier than later. The Big House WILL fill up first on every busy holiday and spring break. The bunkhouse is a good fallback, but it fills up as well. Reservations can be made by calling (512) 389-8919 , but first I would recommend calling Sauceda (432-358-4444) or the Barton Warnock (432-424-3327) to check availability and vet your plans before making the final reservations. Also plan on calling before you drive out to inquire as to weather and road conditions.
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Re: Overlanding in the state park
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2015, 12:22:33 PM »
Thank you,
That's good info to have/know. I'm getting together with this group this weekend to sort out the plans.
I'm really wanting to camp and explore the park this trip. I think they want to road trip in and around the whole region.
I may come early and camp, then join them on part of the trip. I'm still undecided. We'll see what itinerary we come up with.
Thank you for the phone numbers, I've added them to my contact list :)
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Re: Overlanding in the state park
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2015, 06:50:05 AM »
Well, the "Overlanding" trip is postponed until possibly the week between Xmas and NYE 2016 or somewhere around there.
I am going out there around March 5-12 this coming year so you might see me out there Ranger Tim.
We'll be stopping by the Warnock and Sauceda stations before we venture back out to Nowhere  :eusa_dance:
Thanks for all your help so far.
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