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!

Pack List

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • WATER
  • Yoga mat
  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Cable release
  • Beer
  • Comfy chairs
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Activities Chillin, Camping, Photography, Running, Yoga, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Features
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers

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