Sam Nail Ranch, Big Bend National Park

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  • July 22, 2017
    This is a stop on Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive- easy short hike- working windmill-- shade trees are a welcome relief from the heat- cant imagine living, working at the ranch--  more »
  • May 15, 2017
    Not much left of the old ranch except for some mud walls and a couple windmills, but still well worth the stop and the short walk to the site. One of the windmills is still pumping water which transfo...  more »
  • April 27, 2017
    Very easy walk and very good for birding in morning or late evening. If you aren't birding, I don't think it's worth stopping.  more »
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  • February 22, 2017
    Very interesting old farm. Easy hike from the parking area. Beautiful shady setting.
  • April 24, 2017
    Interesting history about ranching activities in the area.
  • May 6, 2016
    Good for a tiny walk.

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To spend the night in Big Bend National Park, pitch your tent in one of three developed campgrounds or bunk down in one of the rooms or cottages at the Chisos Mountains Lodge. Of the three campgrounds, Chisos Basin, known for colorful mountain sunsets, is easiest to reach. Rio Grande Village and Cottonwood, however, provide scenic settings of their own along the Rio Grande River. A few motels lie just outside the park, but options are limited. If you need a broader range of choices, consider staying in Marfa, a two-hour drive north of the heart of the park.
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