Primitive Roadside Campsites— Nine Point Draw

Nine point draw campsite
View towards Dog Canyon from Nine Point Draw campsite
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Campsite Specifics

Nine Point Draw (NP-1) can accommodate 2 vehicles (including trailers), 8 people.
NP-1 can accommodate 4 horses.
Maximum vehicle length is 30'

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.

You can now obtain a backcountry permit to use this site up to 180 days in advance through



This campsite is located near the Persimmon Gap Entrance Station, 22 miles north of Panther Junction. The short gravel access road is on the east side of the main park road. It is unmarked, so watch carefully.

Road Conditions

The Nine Point Draw access road is usually accessible to all vehicles. After heavy rains, the road becomes very slick, muddy, and rutted and may require 4-wheel drive.


No shade at this site. The vegetation is sparse creosote and lechuguilla.


Persimmon Gap is visible to the north. There is a great view of Dog Canyon to the east (Nine Point Draw and Bone Spring drain into Dog Canyon after heavy rains). Devil’s Den may be seen as a narrow slot canyon high up to the south of Dog Canyon. The site is hidden from the road by a hill.


This is the closest primitive campsite to the Persimmon Gap Visitor Center. There is adequate turnaround space for up to 30' RVs. The site allows good access to hiking in Dog Canyon and the rugged route through Devil’s Den.

Site Photos

Nine Point Draw campsite access road
Nine Point Draw campsite access road
Nine Point Draw Campsite view
Nine Point Draw Campsite view
Nine Point Draw Campsite view to North
Nine Point Draw Campsite view to North

Last updated: June 2, 2020

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