Primitive Roadside Campsite— Camp Chilicotal

Camp Chilicotal 1 (CC-1)
Camp Chilicotal

NPS Photo/Big Bend National Park

 
Campsite Specifics
Camp Chilicotal (CC-1) can accommodate 2 vehicles, 8 people, no horses.
 
Directions
Camp Chilicotal (CC-1) is located along the Glenn Spring Road, approximately 4.1 miles from the northern end. A short access road leads to the campsite.
 
Road Conditions
Glenn Spring Road is maintained for high clearance vehicles only. Road is rocky and may become rutted or experience wash-outs, especially after heavy rains. Check with a ranger for current conditions.
 
Vegetation
No shade at this site. The vegetation is sparse grasses and lechuguilla.
 
Views
Great views of the Chisos Mountains. The views of Crown Mountain and the Sierra del Carmen are particularly scenic, especially at sunset.
 
Cautions
Lock and secure your vehicle while away.
 
Remarks
Like nearby Dugout Wells, Chilicotal Spring is another desert wildlife water source. The campsite is not at the spring, but you can see the thick vegetation to the east as a clue that water may be found. Like most springs in Big Bend, Chilicotal Spring is only a seep.
 
Sierra del Carmen Sunset
Seirra del Carmen at sunset

NPS Photo/Cookie Ballou

Last updated: December 16, 2013

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