Elephant Mountain WMA
Dept. Fish & Wildlifewrite a review Texas 118
Alpine, TX 79830
GPS: 30.0357, -103.5679
|Last Price Paid:||$0|
|Number of Sites:||14|
Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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33andfree would stay here again
“Great spots - ZERO SERVICE”
Reviewed Mar 06, 2017
We were not expecting to find any boondocking in this area, so when we did we were quite happy. After you reach the registration building it's still another mile drive to the primitive camping spots. I wouldn't take a rig that was longer than 35' back there. When we got there the sites were nice. Some were big, couple group and a couple large ones. Two of the are handicapped but when we were there it was completely empty so I don't think it would have made a difference but we still found a pull thru one that we liked. The sites are a bit uneven, but they all have a great covered area and fire pit. Since it wasn't the hot season we didn't have to worry about rattlers as much but we were still on the look out! There are a couple walks that you can do from the campground but nothing substantial. When we were there we saw a couple Javalinas! This campground is mostly used for hunting. I don't think it was hunting season so it was nice and quiet, but high season I bet it is really crowded and loud. This area is also a rehabilitation area for big horned sheep. There are signs everywhere asking you to report poaching.
Perfect location for solar as we got sun all the time. Alpine was 27 miles away and the entrance to Big Bend (Panther Visitor Center) was about 52 miles away. Near Alpine there is a inspection station that was a bit suspicious of us but the rest were easy coming in from El Paso area.
The deal breaker for us in giving this place 5 stars is there was ZERO service. Not even 1g just a big 'ol X. Now, should that really matter? No, but I felt like since we weren't in the middle of the mountains or somewhere too remote that there should have been something.
This place would have been fun with a group!
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- restrooms: vault
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