• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

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Primitive Roadside Campsite— Candelilla

Candelilla Primitive Roadside Campsite
Candelilla Primitive Roadside Campsite
NPS Photo/Big Bend National Park
Campsite Specifics
Candelilla (CA-1) can accommodate 2 vehicles, 8 people, no horses.
Candelilla (CA-1) is located along the Old Ore Road, 1.1 miles from the southern end near Rio Grande Village, or 25.4 miles from the Dagger Flat Auto Trail. This small cul-de-sac campsite is at the end of a 0.1 mile access road.
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.
There is no shade at this campsite. Sparse groundcover includes creosote, candelilla, lechuguilla, and prickly pear cactus.
This site has good views of surrounding low desert hills and the Deadhorse Mountains to the northeast.

Did You Know?

A Window sunset

There are two trails that provide access to "The Window." in the Chisos Basin of Big Bend National Park. The Window Trail is a strenuous five mile round-trip to the base of The Window, and the The Window View Trail is a .3 mile loop that provides excellent views of the Basin. More...