Primitive Roadside Campsite— Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires (BA-1)
Buenos Aires 1 (BA-1)

NPS photo/Cookie Ballou

 
Campsite Specifics
Buenos Aires 1 (BA-1) can accommodate 2 vehicles, 10 people, 4 horses.
 
Directions
Buenos Aires campsite is located on River Road West, 4.4 miles from the west end near Castolon, or 49.6 miles from the east end near Rio Grande Village. There is a short 0.3 mile access road to the campsite.
 
Road Conditions
River Road is maintained for high clearance vehicles only. After rains, River Road is extremely muddy and may quickly become impassable to all vehicles. 4-wheel drive may be required. Always ask a ranger for current conditions.
 
Vegetation
BA-1 has no shade. There is only a sparse groundcover of creosote and lechuguilla.
 
Views
BA-1 is located on top of a small hill overlooking the Rio Grande. There are very nice views of the Sierra Ponce and Mesa de Anguila to the west and the Chisos are visible to the north.
 
River Access
None; riverside vegetation is virtually impenetrable.
 
Cautions
To minimize the possibility of theft, secure belongings when away from the site. Do not leave site unattended for long periods of time.
 
Remarks
This is the closest River Road campsite to Castolon.

Last updated: October 29, 2014

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