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Need a large campsite, or multiples close together

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Offline jtad

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Need a large campsite, or multiples close together
« on: August 16, 2014, 04:04:18 PM »
Making a trip in mid Oct with a large group this year. Prob 8-10 guys, so looking for somewhere good to stay with enough room for all of us. Stayed in PC#4 last year, but only 3 of us then. Would like somewhere with good views. I think Paint gap 2,3 are close together. What other options, taking views and size into consideration. We don't mind driving, and all will be in 4x4 trucks. Thanks for any info..

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Offline Al

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Re: Need a large campsite, or multiples close together
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2014, 08:35:28 AM »
Go here http://www.nps.gov/bibe/planyourvisit/roadsidecamps.htm  and scroll through the primitive sites.  It tells you how many vehicles and people each site is authorized to handle and where there is more than one site at a location. Generally speaking the max is two vehicles per site.   For example, McKinney Springs is a nice view site rated for two vehicles and 6 people.  Fresno 1 is rated for your group, assuming 2 vehicles and is one of the nicest primitive sites in the park.  Both of these sites are rather remote from asphalt, however. So if another criterion is access to asphalt you will want to look a different sites.  Always have a Plan B in the event the site(s) you want is taken. 

In my experience, the number of people who say they want to go to Big Bend tends to be larger than actually end up going.  Good Luck!

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Offline jtad

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Re: Need a large campsite, or multiples close together
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2014, 09:41:19 AM »
Yea a plan B, or C is kind of what I am looking for.. Most of the guys going have been before, and we are all firemen so we have nothing better to do.. I am sure we will have at least 8 if not 10-12.

 


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