• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

Primitive Roadside Campsite— McKinney Spring

McKinney Spring Primitive Roadside Campsite
McKinney Spring Primitive Roadside Campsite
NPS Photo/Big Bend National Park
 
Campsite Specifics
McKinney Spring (MS-1) can accommodate 2 people, 6 vehicles, no horses.
 
Directions
McKinney Spring campsite (MS-1) is located along the Old Ore Road, 7.3 miles from the northern end or 19.0 miles from the southern end. The access road is 50 yards long.
 
Road Conditions
Old Ore Road is maintained for high clearance vehicles only. Following rains and heavy use, the road becomes very rutted and may require 4-wheel drive. Always ask a park ranger for current road conditions.
 
Vegetation
There is no shade at this campsite. Vegetation includes creosote, lechuguilla, grasses, and shrubby mesquite. There is a small grove of cottonwood trees 0.25 miles up the nearby drainage.
 
Views
Great views of the Chisos Mountains to the southwest. The campsite is in a small valley which offers wind protection.
 
Cautions
Javelina frequent this area due to the water source. Please keep all food and coolers in your vehicle.
 
Remarks
The campsite is in a small valley near the McKinney Spring creekbed. The site is protected from wind. The wash downstream of the site leads to Tornillo Creek after a few miles.

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