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    Big Bend

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Backcountry Roads and Campsites Re-Opened

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Date: August 12, 2011
Contact: David Elkowitz, 432-477-1108

Road surfacing and improvement work has been completed for the Glenn Springs, Maverick, and Pine Canyon backcountry roads within Big Bend National Park. These roads and the campsites along these roads have been re-opened to traffic for visitor enjoyment. The work on these roads included the addition of concrete mats in a low water crossing area on Maverick Road, as well as rock crushing and grading portions of Glenn Springs Road and the entirety of Pine Canyon Road.

Did You Know?

Cavalry troops in the Big Bend

A reporter who accompanied a 1916 military expedition into Big Bend region of Texas described the area in the following terms, "The country isn't bad. It's just worse. Worse the moment you set foot from the train, and then, after that, just worser and worser." More...