Primitive roadside campsites 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.
Maximum vehicle length is 25 feet.
Loop Camp campsites are located along the River Road, 23 miles from the west end near Castolon, or 31 miles from the east end near Rio Grande Village. The two campsites are located at the end of a 3.5 mile-long access road.
River Road is maintained for high clearance vehicles only. After rains, River Road is extremely muddy and may quickly become impassable to all vehicles. 4-wheel drive may be required.
These campsites have no shade. Although near the river, both sites are in desert scrub habitat and surrounded by sparse creosote, lechuguilla, and desert grasses.
Great views of the Punta de la Sierra, Mule Ears, and the Rio Grande. Campsites are located on a bluff directly above the river.
The river is close by and accessible by walking down a steep bluff. Foot-trail access only.
To minimize the possibility of theft, secure belongings when away from this site. Do not leave the site unattended for long periods of time.
No off-road driving. All vehicles must remain on designated roadways. Here, the Rio Grande makes a loop and actually flows east to west below the campsites.
Last updated: March 11, 2021