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Primitive Roadside Campsite— Camp de Leon

Camp de Leon Primitive Roadside Campsite
Camp de Leon Primitive Roadside Campsite
NPS Photo/Big Bend National Park
 
Campsite Specifics
Camp de Leon (CL-1) can accommodate one vehicle, 6 people, no horses.
 
Directions
Camp de Leon (CL-1) is located along the Old Ore Road, 3.6 miles from the main paved road to Rio Grande Village.
 
Road Conditions
Old Ore Road is maintained for high clearance vehicles only. Following rains and heavy use, the road becomes very rutted and requires 4-wheel drive. Always ask a park ranger for current road conditions.
 
Vegetation
Camp de Leon is wide open and surrounded by lechuguilla and creosote.
 
Views
Camp de Leon has fantastic panoramic views of the Chisos, Chilicotal, and Sierra San Vicente.

Did You Know?

The Comanche Trail passed through Persimmon Gap

While exploring the Big Bend in 1849, U.S. Army Captain Richard Whiting crossed the Comanche Trail and later reported: "We struck a large Comanche path. Close together twenty-five deep-worn and much used trails made this a great road, by which each year the Comanches desolate Durango and Chihuahua." More...