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Primitive Roadside Campsites— Nine Point Draw

Nine Point Draw
View toward Devel's Den from Nine Point Draw
NPS Photo/Big Bend National Park
 
Campsite Specifics
Nine Point Draw (NP-1) can accommodate 2 vehicles, 8 people. NP-1 can accommodate 4 horses.
 
Directions
This campsite is located near the Persimmon Gap Entrance Station, 22 miles north of Panther Junction. The short access road is on the east side of the main park road.
 

Road Conditions

The Nine Point Draw access road is usually accessible to all vehicles. After heavy rains, the road becomes very slick, muddy, and rutted and may require 4-wheel drive.
 
Vegetation
No shade at this site. The vegetation is sparse creosote and lechuguilla.
 
Views
Persimmon Gap is visible to the north. There is a great view of Dog Canyon to the east (Nine Point Draw and Bone Spring drain into Dog Canyon after heavy rains). Devil’s Den may be seen as a narrow slot canyon high up to the south of Dog Canyon. The site is hidden from the road by a hill.
 
Remarks
This is the closest primitive campsite to the Persimmon Gap Visitor Center. There is adequate turnaround space for RVs. The site allows good access to hiking in Dog Canyon and the technical canyoneering route through Devil’s Den.

Did You Know?

The Rio Grande forms the international boundary between the United States and Mexico

Including both Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River, the National Park Service administers 245 miles of border — 13% of the entire United States-Mexico border. More...