Extreme Water Shortage
Extreme water shortage throughout park. Visitors are limited to 5 gallons per day, and are encouraged to conserve further when possible. Please consider bringing your own water to the park.
Primitive Roadside Campsite— Hannold Draw
Hannold Draw (HD-1) can accommodate 3 vehicles, 20 people. Corral can accommodate 8 horses.
Hannold Draw (HD-1) is located 4.8 miles north of Panther Junction on Route 11 (toward Persimmon Gap). A short, 0.25 mile gravel access road leads to the campsite area. The turnoff is not marked; watch your odometer.
The access road is generally well-maintained and accessible to all passenger vehicles. Following rains, the road may become very rutted and high-clearance vehicles may be necessary.
There is no shade at this site. Vegetation in the vicinity is sparse, mostly creosote and lechuguilla.
There is a good view of the Chisos Mountains to the north and the Sierra del Carmen range is visible to the distant east. The site is in a low draw.
Javelina frequent this area. Secure all food in your vehicle, including coolers. Pick up all trash. Javelina become aggressive around food.
Hannold Draw 1 (HD-1) is a sizeable campsite area suitable for several tents or a large RV. A cleared area south of the campsite is a gravel stockpile used by the park’s road crew. The draw just to the east of the site may have flowing water following heavy rain.
Did You Know?
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...