Government Springs (GH1) Primitive Roadside Campsite

Big Bend National Park

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Grapevine Hills Rd. Big Bend National Park, TX 79834 432-477-2251 Reservations: 877-444-6777 Official Website

GPS: 29.341, -103.2553

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Overview of Government Springs (GH1) Primitive Roadside Campsite

Big Bend offers a number of primitive campsites along backcountry roads, some of these roadside campsites are accessible to passenger vehicles but most require the use of high clearance or even 4-wheel drive vehicles to access the campsites.

Grapevine Hills (GH) Primitive Roadside Campsites are located along the gravel Grapevine Hills Road which begins 3 miles west of Panther Junction. Five primitive roadside campsites are located along the Grapevine Hills Road, GH-1 is a large site that can accommodate 3 vehicles and up to 20 people. Grapevine Hills Campsites are reservable online up to 6 months in advance via or by calling 877-444-6777.

Pad Type gravel

Elevation 3,904 ft / 1,189 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Government Springs (GH1) Primitive Roadside Campsite 5 people have reviewed this location.

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Last reported 10/25/2020

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Paint Gap 1

Backcountry Permit Required

- Simm

Grapevine Hills (GH-2 & GH-3) Primitive Roadside Campsites

Beautiful View, Rough Road

- Tin Tumbleweed

Paint Gap (PG-2 & PG-3)

Didn't stay, but great view!

- Hitched to Bex

Chisos Basin Campground

Great experience and fantastic view

- NC Traveler

Croton Springs

Fearless rodents, nice views

- KnC

K-Bar 1

Can’t get much better for a $10 national park site

- Dikala21

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