Camp de Leon campsite (CL-1) can accommodate up to one vehicle, 6 people, no horses.
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.
Camp de Leon (CL-1) is located along the Old Ore Road, 3.6 miles from the main paved road to Rio Grande Village.
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.
Nearby stands a solitary grave marker for Juan de Leon. The death of Juan de Leon is one of many mysteries of Big Bend's past. What happened on July 19, 1932, is unclear.
Last updated: May 1, 2023