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.
Ocotillo Grove 1 (OG-1) is a very small campsite that can accommodate 2 vehicles*, 8 people, no horses.
Ocotillo Grove 1 (OG-1) campsite is located off of Old Maverick Road, 3 miles from the southern end near Santa Elena Canyon, or 10 miles from the northern end near the Maverick Entrance Station. Look for the site on the north side of the road on the way to Terlingua Abajo.
Old Maverick Road and the gravel access road are both generally well-maintained and accessible to all vehicles throughout the year, but become rutted after heavy rains and may require high clearance or 4-wheel drive.
There is no shade at this site. Vegetation is sparse desert grass, creosote, dog cholla, and ocotillo.
Great Chihuahuan Desert vistas as well as views of the limestone cliffs of Mesa de Anguila.
To prevent theft, secure belongings when away from this site. Always check current road conditions with a ranger. This campsite is not recommended when heavy rain is forecast. Rainfall can quickly eliminate access into and out of the campsite.
Nearby Terlingua Creek usually has some water. This water is not potable and not recommended for human consumption. Ruins of the old farming community of Terlingua Abajo are across the creekbed. Park near the Terlingua Abajo campsites to explore this old community.
Last updated: January 29, 2024