Primitive roadside campsites 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.
Maximum vehicle length is 25 feet.
A trailer is considered a vehicle for site capacities.
Dominguez Trailhead 1 (DT-1) is located along River Road, 22.7 miles from the west end near Castolon, or 31.3 miles from the east end near Rio Grande Village.
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.
There is no shade at this campsite. Vegetation is comprised of sparse creosote and lechuguilla. The site is somewhat protected from wind by low hills.
Good views of the south Chisos and expanses of open desert.
To minimize the possibility of theft, secure belongings when away from this site. Do not leave the site unattended for long periods of time.
No off-road driving. All vehicles must remain on designated roadways. This campsite is located near the Dominguez Spring Trailhead. This primitive trail leads 10 miles into the rugged Sierra Quemada to the remains of a rock house and several springs.
Last updated: March 11, 2021