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Nine-Point Draw 1

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Nine-Point Draw 1
« on: February 04, 2013, 04:50:10 PM »
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The Nine Point Draw campsite is located five miles south of the Persimmon Gap visitor center.
 
Site Name    NP-1
Vehicles    2
Persons    8
Horses    4 (one trailer max.)
 

How to Get There
The 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 Conditions
Nine 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/Shade
No shade and only minimal desert scrub vegetation.

Views
Persimmon Gap can be viewed to the north. Good views of Dog Canyon and Dagger Mountain to the east.

River Access
None.

Cautionary Notes
The access road can become very muddy after heavy rains.

Remarks
This 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.
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Re: Nine-Point Draw 1
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2013, 12:50:58 PM »
Picture from hill overlooking the site.


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Re: Nine-Point Draw 1
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2013, 08:10:29 AM »
Picture from hill overlooking the site.

Ditto:


I've only camped there once (in 2006). Nice, quiet spot.

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Re: Nine-Point Draw 1
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2013, 05:31:50 PM »
Looks like a great place for a camper.  How is the road into the site?
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Re: Nine-Point Draw 1
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2013, 07:25:04 PM »
Northern most primitive site.  About half a mile from the asphalt, easy in and out.  Stay there if you want to get home early or hike to Dog Canyon.  Very exposed if windy.

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Re: Nine-Point Draw 1
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2013, 08:11:48 PM »
Very easy in and out.  There is a Fiat Abarth parked behind my truck.  It's so small and low you can't see it in the picture.  You could get anything in there.

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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2013, 10:03:03 PM »
Not worried about clearance, wondering about tight turns.
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Re: Nine-Point Draw 1
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2013, 10:16:53 PM »
No tight turns at all.

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Re: Nine-Point Draw 1
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2013, 10:38:48 PM »
Not 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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Re: Nine-Point Draw 1
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2013, 11:51:30 PM »
Not 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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