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Primitive Roadside Campsites— Croton Springs

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National Park Service

Big Bend National Park

Croton Spring 1 (CS-1) and Croton Spring 2 (CS-2) can each accommodate 2 vehicles (A trailer is considered a vehicle for site capacity), 6 people, no horses. Maximum vehicle length is 30 feet.

Primitive roadside sites offer nice views, solitude, and a small flat gravel space to set up camp…

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3 Reviews of Primitive Roadside Campsites— Croton Springs

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Reviewed Oct. 4, 2020

Another amazing campground

Spent 4 days here — Drove down to Santa Elena canyon. Breathtaking. The drive alone was worth taking through the park. Recommend head lamp during sunset. 2 miles.

South rim loop - total of 13 miles took us 7 & 1/2 hours. There is a 19 mile option.

Lost mine trail - just as breath taking as…

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Linette G.
Reviewed May. 16, 2018

Primitive, but perfect camp site

What an amazing find that Big Bend NP has primitive camping options.

This site is located off the road, with 2 registered camp sites. Pack in/Pack out, but all we really needed.

Incredible sunsets; amazing wildlive viewings.

Perfect. We spent Christmas here.

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Daniel S.
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2017

Awesome, Incredibly beautiful sunset!

Big Bend is absolutely amazing. There are several primitive roadside campsites. Ive spent several weeks exposing these. You could find yourself at one of the many sites without seeing anyone for days. Croton spring is perfect for just that. Its 3 or 4 single car sites but for a larger vehicle maybe…

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Primitive Roadside Campsites— Croton Springs is located in Texas


Croton Spring Road is a short, one-mile improved dirt road located nine miles west of the Panther Junction Visitor Center. Two campsites share a large cleared area at the end of the road.


29.33984373 N
103.34541618 W

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