Primitive Roadside Campsite— Fresno

Fresno 1(FR-1)
Fresno 1 (FR-1)

NPS Photo/Big Bend National Park

 
Campsite Specifics
Fresno 1 (FR-1) can accommodate 2 vehicles, 8 people, no horses.
 
Directions
Fresno campsite is located along River Road, 18.6 miles from the main paved road to Rio Grande Village.
 
Road Conditions
River Road is maintained for high clearance vehicles only. After rains, the River Road can be extremely muddy and may quickly become impassable to all vehicles. 4-wheel drive may be required.
 
Vegetation
There is no shade at this campsite. There is sparse creosote and lechuguilla ground cover.
 
Views
There are great views of the Sierra del Carmens in Mexico and the nearby Mariscal Mine ruins.
 
Cautions
To minimize the possibility of theft, secure belongings when away from campsite and while sleeping. Do not leave the site unattended for long periods of time. Do not handle mine artifacts, they still contain mercury.
 
Remarks
This campsite is close to the Mariscal Mine Historic District. A free brochure is available at visitor centers which outlines the history of the area and mining activities.

Last updated: November 23, 2013

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Big Bend National Park, TX 79834-0129

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