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Old 06-09-2016, 10:49 PM   #15
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I lived in San Angelo for 5 years and wind and dust were just something you got used to. Daughter was almost 2 when she saw rain for the first time. We all went outside and just played in it.
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Old 06-10-2016, 04:48 PM   #16
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I lived in San Angelo for 5 years and wind and dust were just something you got used to. Daughter was almost 2 when she saw rain for the first time. We all went outside and just played in it.
I hear you. Perfect place for a boat race in two weeks.
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Old 06-10-2016, 05:28 PM   #17
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barbbezub, folks often forget, or simply don't know that there are two "Big Bend Parks". The most famous and heavily visited is BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK. The smaller, less visited BIG BEND RANCH STATE PARK is more remote with some beautiful drives nearby and is within a stone's throw of the Rio Grande and Mexico.

FWIW we've stayed at Big Bend Resort and Maverick RV Ranch multiple times over the years. BBR is convenient to the National Park entrance as stated but is mostly a dirt parking lot... Maverick is further away from the National Park entrance but has nicer amenities (in my opinion) and is convenient to many activities including the river & State Park. I also vote for taking a TOAD if possible. Attached a pic of Hwy 170 for your review. Enjoy your trip and travel safely!

OFF TOPIC: Scotty, any MH parking passes for the races in SA?

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Wow! Boat Races in San Angelo. When I lived there O.C. Fisher lake was almost completely dry. At the time, the 8 mile long compacted earth dam was one of the largest in the world.

Not too good for boating back then, but a glorious place for dirt bikes. 12 miles x 4 miles of land that nobody could complain about us tearing up because it would eventually be under water!
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Wow! Boat Races in San Angelo. When I lived there O.C. Fisher lake was almost completely dry. At the time, the 8 mile long compacted earth dam was one of the largest in the world.

Not too good for boating back then, but a glorious place for dirt bikes. 12 miles x 4 miles of land that nobody could complain about us tearing up because it would eventually be under water!
Turned many a wheel there, 3 Rivers, & Corps of Engineer's land. Skiing @ NastyWater & Lake Concho, drag racing @ Wall, MX at the old circle track & Bronte. Ah, the old days!
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Old 06-10-2016, 07:14 PM   #20
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Turned many a wheel there, 3 Rivers, & Corps of Engineer's land. Skiing @ NastyWater & Lake Concho, drag racing @ Wall, MX at the old circle track & Bronte. Ah, the old days!
Yep, you nailed it. Lake Nastywater is where I will most likely be diving in two weeks. Thunderfoot, I hope y'all had a great time at Maverick Ranch. I sure wanted to stop bye, but the timing wasn't right. Tim, the manager is an old flat bottom guy.

BTW, Hwy 170 is one of my old stomping grounds as a kid. Grandparents took me there to the River the 1st time when I was 5 YO. It was "at large" camping back then. A family friend owned a few hundred acres on the river near Redford. We camped about everywhere you could camp along the stretch between Redford and Black Gap. It was a twice a year trip for my whole family.
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Speaking of Bronte, I worked at the Goodyear Proving Ground just down the road.
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Camped in Davis mts. in 30' Sunseeker towing a dolly with Hundai sonata no problem. Left there to Big Bend stopped in Alpine to stock up on groceries and top off gas. It's over 70 miles in and out. There is a gas station in Terlingua and in the Park but high. Spent 2 weeks in Big Bend National Park and then came out to Marathon. No problems pulling dolly .
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Thanks for the info. What about Davis Mountains State Park? Any problem getting to the park to camp for a few days?
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Thanks for the info. What about Davis Mountains State Park? Any problem getting to the park to camp for a few days?
Had no problems getting a spot at the state park it's kinda out of the way so don't know how heavily it is used.
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Had no problems getting a spot at the state park it's kinda out of the way so don't know how heavily it is used.
Depends on what time of year and day of week. People from west Texas flock to it's 5000'+ elevation during hot weather. When I was there a couple years ago in April, it was full. I would recommend reservations.
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Depends on what time of year and day of week. People from west Texas flock to it's 5000'+ elevation during hot weather. When I was there a couple years ago in April, it was full. I would recommend reservations.
Especially for holidays. We were there for week of Labor Day several years ago. Park was completely full until after the holiday and then was <half full. Reservations always a good idea. During the summer months, it is hot during the day but cools off nicely at night. Feral hogs/javelina are prevalent during the evening/night roaming the camp sites looking for food, so don't leave anything out - they aren't intimidated by humans.
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Thanks for all the replys. I wasn't clear with my question . I was wondering about any problems with steep climbs while towing a SUV to the campground. I am concerned about my 2000 Jayco being able to make it if climbs are steep.
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