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?
Ward Mountain (6,925'/2,111m), which forms the southern boundary of "The Window" is named for Johnnie Ward, a cowboy who worked for the G4 ranch in the Big Bend area in the mid-1880s.