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Five primitive campsites are located along the Grapevine Hills Road. This road is generally passable for most vehicles to the Grapevine Hills trailhead.Site Name GH-1 GH-2 GH-3 GH-4 GH-5Vehicles 3 2 2 2 2Persons 20 6 6 6 6Horses no no no no no How to Get ThereThe Grapevine Hills Road begins 3.3 miles west of the Panther Junction Visitor Center along the north side of the road. Site number 1 (Government Spring) is located 100 yards from the pavement. GH-2,3 are located approximately 4 miles from the pavement. GH 4,5 are located 7.2 miles from the pavement at the very end of the Grapevine Hills Road.Usual Road ConditionsAlthough there may be a few rough spots, the Grapevine Hills Road is generally accessible to all vehicles at least to GH-2,3. After the Grapevine Hills Trailhead (7 miles) the road is rough and GH-4,5 usually require a high clearance vehicles. Ask a Park Ranger for the latest road conditions.Current road conditions...Ground Cover/ShadeNo shade at any of these campsites. Minimal ground cover at GH-1,2,3. Moderate ground cover at GH-4 and GH-5. GH-5 is surrounded by a thicket of vegetation.ViewsGovernment Spring is located near GH-1. Good views of the Grapevine Hills and distant mountains from GH-2,3,4,5. Grapevine Spring is located near GH-4,5. The Chisos Mountains can be seen from the entire length of the Grapevine Hills Road.River AccessNone. Cautionary NotesThe road past the Grapevine Hills Trail (mile 7) usually requires high clearance.RemarksThe Grapevine Hills Trail is located approximately 7 miles from the pavement. This scenic trail covers 1.1 miles and ends at a spectacular balanced rock formation.GH-1 (Government Spring) is a large site.GH 2,3 are adjacent campsites with separate parking areas.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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