Added by Andrew Slaton
Nugent Mountain is great car camping and offers one of the best spots in the U.S. to stargaze.
Nugent Mountain is a very handsome butte and Big Bend is a great place to go get some splendid desert solitude and recharge your good vibes. This campsite, NM1, is the perfect spot to relax and get a great practice in.
NM1 is one of the park's many backcountry, car camp sites. You will need to get a permit at Panther Junction, and it will cost $12, along with your park entrance fee.
Once permit is obtained, take the main road east about 5 or 6 miles to Glen Springs Road and turn left. GS Road is a rocky, dirt road, but you are not going too far in, so most vehicles can make it just fine to NM1. Follow the road about a quarter of a mile in and the campsite is on the right.
Great views of the Sierra Del Carmens and Nugent Mountain. The Pine Canyon Trail is just a few miles up the road. It really is great spot to base-camp for adventures in Big Bend NP. This site is good year round.
But be sure to bring plenty of water, whatever the time of year!
- Sleeping bag
- Yoga mat
- Cable release
- Comfy chairs
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