Primitive Roadside Campsites— Solis

Access Road to Solis
Solis Access Road
 
Roadside Campsites Regulations
YOU are responsible for protecting YOUR park.

Campsite Specifics

Primitive roadside sites offer nice views, solitude, and a small flat gravel space to set up camp next to your vehicle. No shade, toilets, or other amenities are provided. The use of generators is prohibited in the backcountry.

A Backcountry Permit is required to use any backcountry campsite.

There are two Solis campsites. They are located 13.7 miles from the main paved road to Rio Grande Village. There is a 1.7 mile long river access road. SO-1 and SO-2 are along the access road.

  • Solis 1 (SO-1) can accommodate 2 vehicles, 12 people, no horses.

  • Solis 2 (SO-2) can accommodate 3 vehicles, 15 people, no horses.

Maximum vehicle size is 25'.

 

Directions

Solís campsites are located along River Road East, 13.7 miles from the main paved road to Rio Grande Village. There is a 1.7 mile long river access road. SO-1 and SO-2 are along the access road.

 

Road Conditions

River Road is maintained for high clearance vehicles only. After rains, River Road and Solís access road are extremely muddy and may quickly become impassable to all vehicles. 4-wheel drive may be required.

 

Vegetation

There is no shade at these campsites. Vegetation consists of sparse creosote and lechuguilla.

 

Views

Nice views of the rugged flanks of Mariscal Mountain and Sierra San Vicente.

 

River Access

Easy access to the Rio Grande at the end of the road. Soft sand and gravel at this launch and some vehicles may get stuck. This road provides access for river takeouts for Mariscal Canyon float trips.

 

Cautions

Do not cross the river and enter Mexico. To minimize the possibility of theft, secure belongings when away from these campsites and while sleeping. Do not leave the site unattended for long periods of time. Theft has been a problem in this area and every precaution should be taken to prevent damage to your vehicle and theft of the contents.

Campsite Photos:

 
Solis Campsite 1
Solis Campsite 1 (SO-1)
 
Solis 1 campsite view
Solis 1 campsite view
 
Solis 2
Solis Campsite 2 (SO-2)
 
Solis 2 campsite
Solis Campsite #2 (SO-2)
 
View of the Rio near Solis
View of the Rio near Solis

Last updated: March 18, 2021

Park footer

Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Big Bend National Park , TX 79834-0129

Phone:

432-477-2251

Contact Us

Stay Connected