Primitive Roadside Campsites— La Clocha

La Clocha View
La Clocha View

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La Clocha Campsites
View photos of La Clocha primitive roadside campsites.

Campsite Specifics

  • La Clocha 1 (LC-1) can accommodate 2 vehicles, 10 people, 4 horses.
  • La Clocha 2 (LC-2) can accommodate 2 vehicles, 8 people, no horses.
La Clocha campsites are located off River Road East, 2.6 miles from the main paved road to Rio Grande Village. La Clocha access road is 0.7 miles in length.
Road Conditions
River Road is maintained for high clearance vehicles only. After rains, River Road and the La Clocha access road are extremely muddy and may quickly become impassable to all vehicles. 4-wheel drive may be required.
LC-1 is located above the river on a gravel terrace. There is no shade and very sparse vegetation. LC-2 is near the river’s edge, has partial shade under vegetation, and a sandy base.
LC-1 has magnificent views of the Rio Grande, Chisos, and Sierra San Vicente. LC-2 has obscured views due to dense river vegetation.
River Access
The river is easily accessed by foot from LC-1. A boat launch is possible from LC-2. Boats need to be carried to the water for a launch. Boats can be launched most easily on the road just before LC-2 via a short walk down the drainage.
It is illegal to cross the river and enter Mexico. Report any contacts with Mexican Nationals to rangers; do not purchase items from vendors. To minimize the possibility of theft, secure belongings when away from these campsites and while sleeping. Do not leave your property unattended for long periods of time.

Last updated: December 16, 2013

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