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Drive In Sites

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Offline Mark D

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« on: February 15, 2007, 06:06:30 PM »
Which roadside campsites are accessible by passenger car? Think compact or mid-size. I've been to Nine Point Draw, so I know I can drive to that one.

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Re: Drive In Sites
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2007, 06:10:32 PM »
Quote from: "Mark D"
Which roadside campsites are accessible by passenger car? Think compact or mid-size. I've been to Nine Point Draw, so I know I can drive to that one.


Government Spring is another one.
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2007, 06:18:26 PM »
You shouldn't have a problem getting to Candellila.

Al

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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2007, 07:12:25 PM »
The following sites should generally be no problem in a passenger car:
Hannold Draw
K-Bar
Paint Gap 1, 2 & 3
Candelilla
Government Spring
Grapevine Hills 1, 2 and 3
Croton Spring 1 & 2

Sites that are possible depending upon vehicle, driver and conditions:
Nugent Mountain 1 & 2
Terlingua Abajo
Gravel Pit
La Clocha

For ALL sites, RAIN can change everything, but that is especially true at Gravel Pit and La Clocha.  Although they are both on the River Road, they are only three miles from the pavement.  They have good river views.

My suggestion for the last four sites on this list, (and also Chimney's West if you don't mind long dirt roads in small cars) is drive to the site BEFORE getting a permit.  If you don't like the conditions, TURN AROUND and consider another site.

Remember:  NOW PERMIT CHANGES COST MONEY!  :D
Funny... I have a story about that...

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Re: Roadside sites
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2007, 07:20:22 PM »
Quote from: "okiehiker"

Remember:  NOW PERMIT CHANGES COST MONEY!  :D


Nah uh, Okie......only if you break the consecutive flow of your nights... :)

 


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