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Two primitive campsites are located along the river at Buenos Aires, near the west end of the River Road.Site Name BA-1 BA-2Vehicles 2 1Persons 10 6Horses 4 (4x4 req.) no How to Get ThereThe Buenos Aires campsites are located along the West River Road, 4.4 miles from the west end near Castolon, or 49.6 miles from the east end near Rio Grande Village. There is a short 0.3 mile access road to the campsites.Usual Road ConditionsThe River Road is maintained for High-Clearance Vehicles only. After rains, the River Road is extremely muddy and may quickly become impassable to ALL vehicles. Four-wheel drive may be required. Check current road conditions with a ranger. The access road to BA-2 may sometimes be impassable—especially after any rainfall.Current road conditions...Ground Cover/ShadeBA-1 has NO shade. There is only a sparse groundcover of creosote and lechuguilla. BA-2 is located within the river floodplain. There is some brushy mesquite, but only minimal shade.ViewsBA-1 is located on top of a small hill overlooking the Rio Grande. There are very nice views of the Sierra Ponce and Mesa de Anguila to the west and the Chisos are visible to the north. BA-2 is surrounded by thick brushy vegetation and has only restricted views.River AccessNone. Riverside vegetation is impenetrable.Cautionary NotesTo minimize the possibility of theft, secure belongings when away from the campsite and while sleeping. Do not leave site unattended for long periods of time.RemarksCheck current road conditions with a ranger. 4-wheel drive is required after any rain.This is the closest River Road campsite to Castolon.Area is frequented by passers by and Mexican residents.A backcountry use permit is required (available at visitor centers). Campers are responsible for regulations listed on the permit. Camping is in designated sites for minimal impact on the surrounding vegetation.
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