Primitive Roadside Campsite— Camp de Leon

Camp de Leon campsite
Access road to the Camp de Leon Primitive Roadside Campsite
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Campsite Specifics

Camp de Leon campsite (CL-1) can accommodate up to one vehicle, 6 people, no horses.

  • No trailers.
  • Maximum vehicle length is 25'.

Primitive 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.

You can now obtain a backcountry permit to use this site up to 180 days in advance through



Camp de Leon (CL-1) is located along the Old Ore Road, 3.6 miles from the main paved road to Rio Grande Village.


Road Conditions

The Old Ore Road is maintained for high-clearance vehicles only. Following rains and heavy use, the road becomes very rutted and requires 4-wheel drive. Always ask a park ranger for current road conditions.



Camp de Leon is wide open and surrounded by lechuguilla and creosote. There is no shade at this campsite.



Camp de Leon campsite has fantastic panoramic views of the Chisos, Chilicotal, and Sierra San Vicente mountains.




Campsite Photos:

Camp de Leon campsite
Camp de Leon campsite
Camp de Leon view of the Chisos
View of the Chisos Mountains from the Camp de Leon primitive roadside campsite.
Camp de Leon views
Camp de Leon views

Last updated: October 26, 2021

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Big Bend National Park , TX 79834-0129



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