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The McKinney Spring primitive campsite is located on the northern end of the Old Ore Road.Site Name MS-1Vehicles 2Persons 6Horses no How to Get ThereVia the Old Ore Road, 7.3 miles from the Dagger Flat Auto Trail (19.0 miles from the main paved road to Rio Grande Village and 2.0 miles north of Roy's Peak Vista Campsite). The access road to the campsite is only 50 yards long.Usual Road ConditionsHigh clearance is highly recommended and 4-wheel drive may be necessary after recent rains. Ask a Park Ranger for the latest road conditions.Current road conditions...Ground Cover/ShadeNo shade available. Vegetation includes mostly creosote bush, lechuguilla, grasses, and small mesquite. Cottonwood trees are visible 0.25-0.5 miles up the nearby McKinney Spring drainage.ViewsGreat view of the Chisos Mountains to the southwest. Looking northeast up the drainage, the Dead Horse Mountains are visible.River AccessNone. Cautionary NotesHigh clearance vehicles are highly recommended. Four-wheel drive may be necessary after rain.RemarksThis campsite is located in a valley near the McKinney Spring creekbed. The site is protected from the wind (between two ridges). There is an easy "cul-de-sac" turnaround.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.
Kevin- Thanks for your efforts in going by each site and providing photos. You obviously went out of your way to do this. Much appreciated.
Lsnead, nice profile pic of the Tetons!
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