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.
Camp Chilicotal (CC-1) is located along the gravel Glenn Spring Road, approximately 4.1 miles from the northern end. A short access road leads to the campsite.
Glenn Spring Road is maintained for high clearance vehicles only. The road is rocky and may become rutted or experience wash-outs, especially after heavy rains. Check with a ranger for current conditions.
No shade at this site. The vegetation is sparse grasses and lechuguilla.
Great views of the Chisos Mountains. The views of Crown Mountain and the Sierra del Carmen are particularly scenic, especially at sunset.
Lock and secure your vehicle while away.
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.
Last updated: March 16, 2021