Primitive Roadside Campsite— Rice Tank

Rice Tank (RT-1)
Rice Tank (RT-1)

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Campsite Specifics
Rice Tank (RT-1) can accommodate 2 vehicles, 6 people, no horses.
 
Directions
Rice Tank primitive roadside campsite is located along the Glenn Spring Road, 4.3 miles from the northern end. A short access road leads to the site.
 
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 creosote and lechuguilla. There is a nearby thicket of vegetation around the old stock tank.
 
Views
This campsite is located next to an earthen "tank/dam" used to hold water for livestock during early ranching days. There is also an old corral and loading chute for livestock. There are great views of the nearby Chisos Mountains and Elephant Tusk and Backbone Ridge.
 
Remarks
Please help prevent the destruction of historic objects by not climbing on fences or setting up tents on the earthen dam.
 
Rice Tank Corral Remnants
Rice Tank Corral Remnants

NPS Photo/Big Bend National Park

Last updated: December 16, 2013

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