Primitive Roadside Campsite— Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires Campsite
Buenos Aires 1 (BA-1) Primitive Roadside Campsite
 
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Campsite Specifics

Primitive roadside sites offer nice views, solitude, and a small flat gravel space to set up camp next to your vehicle. No shade, toilets, or other amenities are provided. The use of generators is prohibited in the backcountry.

There is one Buenos Aires primitive roadside campsite (BA-1). 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. The access road is rough and requires a high-clearance vehicle.

  • Buenos Aires 1 (BA-1) can accommodate 2 vehicles, 10 people, 4 horses. Maximum vehicle length is 25'
  • *A trailer is considered a vehicle for site capacities.
 

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.

Campsite Photos:

 
Buenos Aires campsite access road
Buenos Aires campsite access road
 
Buenos Aires view to the west
Buenos Aires Campsite View to the West
 
Buenos Aires campsite view north
Buenos Aires campsite view north

Last updated: December 2, 2020

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