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Two primitive campsites are located along the Croton Spring Road, which begins nine miles west of Panther Junction. The two campsites are adjacent and share a common parking area. This area is suitable for a large group if the sites are combined.Site Name CS-1 CS-2Vehicles 2 2Persons 6 6Horses no no How to Get ThereThe Croton Springs Road is located 9 miles west of Panther Junction Visitor Center on the north side of the main park road. The access road is dirt and 1 mile in length.Usual Road ConditionsGenerally the Croton Spring Road is in good condition and accessible to all vehicles most of the year. Beyond the campsite area a gate closes the road to further travel due to heavy erosion in Croton Wash. Ask a Park Ranger for the latest road conditions.Current road conditions...Ground Cover/ShadeNo shade available. There is very sparse vegetation at this site.ViewsGood views of the Chisos Mountains and typical desert terrain. Croton Peak and Slickrock Mountain are visible to the north. Croton Spring and Wash are within a short walking distance from the campsite area.River AccessNone. Cautionary NotesDo not attempt to drive a vehicle or ride a bike past the closed gate at the end of the road near the campsites. This section of road is extremely eroded and open to foot traffic only.RemarksCroton Spring is a reliable source of water for wildlife year-round.The two campsites are adjacent and share a common parking area. This area is suitable for a large group if the sites are combined.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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