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Portal del Norte Entrance

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Offline gwiz

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Portal del Norte Entrance
« on: December 07, 2014, 11:37:29 PM »
Does anyone know the status of the 'north' entrance to the Ranch?  The road, labeled Casapiedra Rd on Google, has been labeled 'Public Access Pending' for quite a while on the park map. Is this entrance ever to be opened?

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Offline Ranger Tim

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Re: Portal del Norte Entrance
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2014, 10:28:10 AM »
The Portal del Norte is still not open to public access. While it is a Presidio County road (also known as Bandera Mesa Road), the area landowners are still reticent to see an uptick in the number of vehicles using this road and have largely opposed opening this access point to Big Bend Ranch S.P.
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Offline gwiz

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Re: Portal del Norte Entrance
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2014, 05:18:12 PM »
Ok, thanks for the info Ranger Tim!

 


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