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Primitive Roadside Campsite— Roys Peak Vista

Roys Peak Vista Primitive Roadside Campsite
Roys Peak Vista Primitive Roadside Campsite
NPS Photo/Big Bend National Park
 
Campsite Specifics
Roys Peak Vista (RP-1) can accommodate 2 vehicles, 6 people, no horses.
 
Directions
Roys Peak campsite (RP-1) is located along the Old Ore Road, 9.3 miles from the northern end or 17.0 miles from the southern end. The access road is 0.1 mile in length from the west side of Old Ore Road.
 
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. The campsite is somewhat protected from the wind.
 
Views
Low hills surround the campsite. There is a good view of the Deadhorse Mountains to the east.
 
Remarks
The campsite is large with a cul-de-sac turnaround. The remains of an old ranch site with corral, walls, and downed windmill are nearby.

Did You Know?

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