Friends of Big Bend National Park
Big Bend Conservancy

Over-estimating your experience or under-estimating the terrain in a place like Big Bend can result in serious injury or death. Use the information and advice found here wisely. Climb/Hike/Camp/Drive at your own risk.

+-Calendar for sale

 2019 BigBendChat Calendar on sale now!


Gravel Pit 3

  • 0 Replies
  • 1772 Views
*

Offline RichardM

  • Admin/Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Mountain Lion
  • *
  • 7618
Gravel Pit 3
« on: February 04, 2013, 04:38:19 PM »
GP3

Four primitive campsites are located in the Gravel Pit area, just a short distance down the River Road East.

Site Name    GP-1    GP-2    GP-3    GP-4
Vehicles    1    1    2    3
Persons    6    6    12    15
Horses    no    no    no    no
 

How to Get There
Via River Road East, 1.8 miles from the junction with the main park road to Rio Grande Village. The access road to the campsite is 1.4 miles in length.

Usual Road Conditions
The River Road is maintained for high-clearance vehicles only! After rains, the River Road and Gravel Pit road are extremely muddy and may quickly become impassable to ALL vehicles. Ask a ranger about current conditions.
Current road conditions...

Ground Cover/Shade
GP-1,2,3 have NO shade available. Open desert scrub and cactus with a gravel base.
GP-4 has shade from a large tamarisk tree, and has a sandy base.

Views
GP-1,2,3 have beautiful views of the Sierra del Carmen and Sierra San Vicente. GP-4 is close to the river, but has no view of the river.

River Access
The river bank is steep with much cane along the slopes. It is accessible by foot, but a boat launch would be very difficult.

Cautionary Notes
To 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.

Remarks
Check current road conditions with a ranger.

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.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2013, 08:51:19 PM by RichardM »

 


©COPYRIGHT NOTICE

All photographs and content posted by members are to be considered copyrighted by their respective owners and may not be used for any purposes, commercial or otherwise, without permission.

+-Calendar For Sale

 2019 BigBendChat Calendar on sale now!

Powered by EzPortal

Facebook Comments