Big Bend map question

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  1. DADODIRT

    DADODIRT Long timer

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    Early stages of planning--
    The Trails Illustrated map of Big Bend-does it include the state park or just the national park?
    If it is just the NP, anyone know of a good map for the state park?
    TIA
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  2. Dirt2007

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    I bought a real nice laminated 2 sided map at the main office in the State Park. it shows everything. I would check with them online and see if they can mail you 1 if you have time
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  3. DADODIRT

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    Thanks. Sounds like a plan.
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    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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  5. DADODIRT

    DADODIRT Long timer

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    Thanks for the link. I started to "breeze" through the pictures and quickly realized I needed to take my time. I like the history aspect. I'm still only about half way through.
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    DADODIRT Long timer

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    Got through page 11 today.
    I feel like I know the place after looking through CS's narrative and history.
    Thanks.
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  7. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    I hope it proves to be a useful resource in planning your own trip. Lots of options in that area for sure.
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  8. CodyY

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    The state park is awesome. See the ranger and buddy up with him. Nice guy
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  9. DocAxeYarYar

    DocAxeYarYar RideDualSport.com

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    You can check out a ride report here on Big Bend Ranch State Park.

    http://ridedualsport.com/forum/index.php?topic=2515.0

    The state park and the national park are separated by a good distance, but the River Road 170 is really nice road ride between the two. The state park is much different than the national park, its more remote and rugged. If possible, ride with a buddy in the state park, and wear good protective gear. Also, no gas is available in the state park, and its about 45 min to an hour to get to park headquarters once you hit the main dirt road. If you bring in a bit of extra gas that is a good idea. Its a real gem. Getting to ride Dual Sport bikes in the state park is a real privilige. Enjoy!
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  10. barko1

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    I'm headed to BB area in January, not sure if I'll hit the state park or not. Cottonwood CG is my preferred campground, or backcountry sites.
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