Boondocking Report: Hannold Draw, Big Bend National Park

Butte Near Catalon, Big Bend
I loved the rich red colors of this butte near Catalon in Big Bend National Park, especially set against the rich blue of the sky with its beautiful white clouds.

Big Bend is a large park with no fewer than five Visitor Centers. Panther Junction Visitor Center is also the park HQ. It is centrally located in the park. The turnoff to Hannold Draw is about 4.9 miles north of Panther Junction by my odometer. The turnoff is completely unmarked. A ranger told me it had to do with preventing “campsite jumping” which I took to mean unlawful occupation of the campsite by people without permits. Why then they would mark other turnoffs to primitive sites with a sign such as Paint Gap is unclear to me. READ MORE…


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