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Two primitive campsites are located along the river at Woodson's, along the River Road West.Site Name WO-1 WO-2Vehicles 2 3Persons 8 12Horses no no How to Get ThereThe Woodson's campsites are located at the mid-point of the River Road. The access road to the sites is 27.7 miles from the east end near RGV, or 26.3 miles from the west end near Castolon. Both sites are at the end of the 3.8 mile access road. Beware of deep sand!Usual Road ConditionsThe River Road is maintained for high clearance vehicles only. The road to Woodson's is very sandy and 4-wheel drive is highly recommended to access these sites. After rains, these roads are extremely muddy and quickly become impassable to ALL vehicles. Do NOT camp here is rain is threatening.Current road conditions...Ground Cover/ShadeWO-1: Minimal. Some shade is available beneath low-growing mesquite trees.WO-2: None. This site is at a sandy river bank.ViewsWO-1: Views of the South Chisos are good, however they are partially obscured by low sandy hills.WO-2: Good Views of the Rio Grande and the Punta de la Sierra.River AccessWO-1: Walk to WO-2. Easy access. A good fishing site.WO-2: Immediate river access. There is a short drive across some rocky outcrops which is recommended for 4-wheel drive which will bring the user directly to the river's edge.Cautionary NotesTo 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.RemarksRemnants of historic structures are in the area. All historic artifacts are protected in Big Bend National Park. No collecting of any kind is allowed.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.
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