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Old 05-19-2022, 09:39 PM   #1
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Has anyone taken a Jeep to Big Bend and done some riding? Keili and I are thinking about going the week between Christmas and New Years. Really wanting to camp along the way at the primitive sites. I have found the camp sites but not sure how to plan on how far we might be. I think you have to reserve a specific site ahead of time. Any advise form anyone that has done it?
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Old 05-19-2022, 09:46 PM   #2
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Tag this. Interested as well. Been looking at few off road places for the Liberty.


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Old 05-19-2022, 10:27 PM   #3
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I have done it in both the National Park and State Park. I have camped on the banks of the Rio Grande at Talley near Mariscal Canyon. Some of the sites you can reserve, others you need to be there 24 hours in advance. Check recreation.gov. Usually you can piece together a trip. The state park allows you to book the sites in advance. The state park allows fires. The off road in the national park is very vanilla. The state park isn't too bad but your rig will be pin striped for sure. I love it out there. If you have any specific questions Ill help if I can.
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Old 05-20-2022, 04:52 AM   #4
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I went last weekend not camping but Jeep riding. River was bone dry! Cool area to look at for sure.
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Old 05-20-2022, 06:56 AM   #5
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Has anyone taken a Jeep to Big Bend and done some riding? Keili and I are thinking about going the week between Christmas and New Years. Really wanting to camp along the way at the primitive sites. I have found the camp sites but not sure how to plan on how far we might be. I think you have to reserve a specific site ahead of time. Any advise form anyone that has done it?
In the National Park, you have to book the primitive sites in person. Get to the ranger station early in the AM (as soon as the open), and you shouldn't have any problems.
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Old 05-20-2022, 08:17 PM   #6
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In the National Park, you have to book the primitive sites in person. Get to the ranger station early in the AM (as soon as the open), and you shouldn't have any problems.
Do you have to book specific ones?
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Old 05-20-2022, 08:25 PM   #7
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For secluded camping out by the river in the “big bend” type terrain don’t over look Black Gap WMA… no personal experience of the actual river campsites but from what one of the rangers said not very many folks go out there…
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Old 05-20-2022, 08:27 PM   #8
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Do you have to book specific ones?
Sorry, I lied...you used to have to book in person. Looks like now you can book half of the primitive sites up to 6 months out online.

https://www.nps.gov/bibe/planyourvis...dsidecamps.htm
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Old 05-20-2022, 08:45 PM   #9
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I've done alot
Just know that this time of year it gets crazy last min rains that wash out the crossings... and you have to wait hours for it to go down
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