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The Nine Point Draw campsite is located five miles south of the Persimmon Gap visitor center. Site Name NP-1Vehicles 2Persons 8Horses 4 (one trailer max.) How to Get ThereThe Nine-Point Draw primitive campsite is located between mile markers 22 and 23 between Panther Junction and Persimmon Gap Visitor Centers. The access road is on the east side of the road.Usual Road ConditionsNine Point Draw access road is dirt and is usually accessible to all vehicles throughout the year. After heavy rains this road becomes muddy and may require 4 wheel drive.Current road conditions...Ground Cover/ShadeNo shade and only minimal desert scrub vegetation.ViewsPersimmon Gap can be viewed to the north. Good views of Dog Canyon and Dagger Mountain to the east.River AccessNone. Cautionary NotesThe access road can become very muddy after heavy rains.RemarksThis is the closest primitive roadside campsite to the Persimmon Gap Visitor Center.This site offers quick access to the hikes into Dog Canyon and Devil's Den.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.
Picture from hill overlooking the site.
Not worried about clearance, wondering about tight turns.
Quote from: kevint on March 30, 2013, 10:03:03 PMNot worried about clearance, wondering about tight turns.We were camped there a few years ago and about 1:30 am we woke to a large diesel PU pulling at least a 25 foot combo camper/horse trailer. They probably were used to stopping there on the way in. We they saw we were already there: around and out they went.
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