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Three primitive campsites are located at the Terlingua Abajo site along the Old Maverick Road.Site Name TA-1 TA2 TA-3Vehicles 2 2 2Persons 8 8 8Horses no no no Map of the campsite areaHow to Get ThereVia the Old Maverick Road. The access road to these 3 campsites is located 2.8 miles from the southern end, or 10 miles from the north end. The access road is 1.7 miles in length.Usual Road ConditionsThe Old Maverick Road conditions vary greatly according to rainfall and use patterns. The road is open to most vehicles most of the year, but tends to be washboard and rough. Ask a Park Ranger for the latest road conditions.Current road conditions...Ground Cover/ShadeNone. Grasses and creosote predominate.ViewsGreat views of the Mesa de Anguila and typical desert scrub terrain.River AccessNone. Terlingua Creek is an easy 5-minute walk from the campsites. This creek normally flows year round. Ruins of an old farming community (Terlingua Abajo) line the creek's banks.Cautionary NotesSecure belongings when away from the campsite.RemarksThese campsites are not recommended when heavy rainfall is threatening. Rain can quickly eliminate access into and out of these campsites.Water in Terlingua Creek is not potable and not recommended for human consumption.A primitive route into Bruja Canyon begins at Terlingua Abajo.The original TA1 campsite was closed in February 2007 to make way for the Ocotillo campsite.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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