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Loop Camp 2

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Offline RichardM

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Loop Camp 2
« on: February 04, 2013, 04:42:06 PM »
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Two primitive campsites are located along the river at Loop Camp, near the mid-point of the River Road.

Site Name    LP-1    LP-2
Vehicles    3    2
Persons    12    8
Horses    4 (4x4 req.)    4 (4x4 req.)
 

How to Get There
The Loop Camp campsites are located along the River Road, 23 miles from the west end near Castolon, or 31 miles from the east end near Rio Grande Village. The two campsites are located at the end of a 3.5 mile-long access road

Usual Road Conditions
The 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. Always ask a ranger for current conditions.
Current road conditions...

Ground Cover/Shade
These campsites have NO shade. Although near the river, both sites lie in desert scrub habitat and are surrounded by only sparse creosote, lechuguilla, and desert grasses.

Views
Great views of the Punta de la Sierra, Mule Ears, and the Rio Grande. The campsites are located on a bluff directly above the river.

River Access
The river is close by and accessible by walking down a steep bluff. Foot-trail access only.

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. Check current road conditions with a ranger. 4-wheel drive is required after any rain.

Remarks
Vehicles must stay on designated roadways. No off-road vehicle use is allowed in Big Bend National Park.

Here the Rio Grande makes a crazy looping meander and actually flows east to west in front of the campsites.

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.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2013, 09:08:59 PM by RichardM »

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Offline bst1

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Re: Loop Camp 2
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2015, 08:09:29 PM »
Stayed here on 11/27/15.  Campsite is extremely gravelly with no good place to pitch a tent.  It also sits on a plateau and is completely exposed to the wind.  We had to use vehicles as a windbreak for tents.  I will not camp at this site again.

 


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