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Big Bend National Park, Texas

Camp at Nugent Mountain

Originally 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!

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