Primitive Roadside Campsites— La Noria

La Noria Campsite
View of the Chisos Mountains from La Noria Campsite 2
 
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Campsite Specifics

La Noria has two primitive campsites (LA-1 & LA-2). The sites are not adjoining.
Each of these sites can accommodate one vehicle, 6 people, no trailers, no horses.

Maximum vehicle length is 25'

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

You can now obtain a backcountry permit to use these sites up to 180 days in advance through www.recreation.gov

 

Directions

La Noria primitive campsites (LA-1 & LA-2) are located along the Old Ore Road, 4.9 miles from the main paved road to Rio Grande Village. The short access road is 0.4 mile north of the Ernst Tinaja turnoff.

 

Road Conditions

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

 

Vegetation

There is no shade at La Noria. Creosote, ocotillo, and lechuguilla surround the sites.

 

Views

LA-1—good views of Chilicotal Mountain and the Deadhorse mountains.
LA-2—great views of the Chisos, Deadhorse, and Chilicotal Mountains.

 

Cautions

Check current road conditions with a ranger. A wash north of the Ernst Tinaja turnoff is deep and sandy and requires careful driving.

 

Remarks

Scattered remains of the La Noria settlement are near the La Noria campsites. Photograph, but don’t disturb or collect any historic items.

Campsite Photos:

 
La Noria Campsite 1 (LN-1)
La Noria Campsite 1 (LA-1)
 
Nice expansive views at La Noria Campsite 1 (LN-1)
Nice expansive views at La Noria Campsite 1 (LA-1)
 
La Noria Campsite 2
La Noria Campsite 2 (LA-2)

Last updated: September 25, 2020

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