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  1. #81
    Quote Originally Posted by easttex View Post
    Me too.
    The three hunter camps I passed last October were all empty & pretty much just a cleared grassy area.
    How is the tree situation for hanging?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spaceweaseal View Post
    How is the tree situation for hanging?

    This is Walnut Creek Primitive site.. Many trees to pick from.


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    Quote Originally Posted by easttex View Post
    This is Walnut Creek Primitive site.. Many trees to pick from.

    Looks perfect.
    Thank you..

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    Izzat a Hunter Camp?

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    No. One of the two primitive camp sites.

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  7. #87
    Isn't camping restricted to designated areas for the Davy Crockett Forest (4C Trail) as well? Do we have a map of those sites or are they all closed too?

    This from http://www.stateparks.com/davy_crock..._in_texas.html
    Dispersed camping is permitted in most parts of the National Forest year round, but is restricted to 25 designated hunter camps during the fall deer season to provide a safer hunting experience. A map of these camps is available at the ranger district office in early September.

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    Actually, here is the map of hunter's camps:

    http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_...rdb5208745.pdf

    Davy Crockett National Forest closed areas include:
    -- Longleaf hunter camp off Forest Service Road (FSR) 568
    -- Piney hunter camp off FSR 571
    -- South Possum Walk hunter camp off FSR 586
    -- Pennington hunter camp off FSR 557
    -- County Line hunter camp off FSR 516
    -- White Rock hunter camp off FSR 514/514D
    -- Ratcliff Lake hunter camp off State Highway 7
    -- Pine Springs hunter camp off FSR 524A
    -- Centerville hunter camp off FSR 539
    -- Neches Bluff #2 hunter camp off FSR 511F


    Looks like #s 16, 17, and 19 are open on the 4C trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palameto View Post
    Actually, here is the map of hunter's camps:

    http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_...rdb5208745.pdf

    Davy Crockett National Forest closed areas include:
    -- Longleaf hunter camp off Forest Service Road (FSR) 568
    -- Piney hunter camp off FSR 571
    -- South Possum Walk hunter camp off FSR 586
    -- Pennington hunter camp off FSR 557
    -- County Line hunter camp off FSR 516
    -- White Rock hunter camp off FSR 514/514D
    -- Ratcliff Lake hunter camp off State Highway 7
    -- Pine Springs hunter camp off FSR 524A
    -- Centerville hunter camp off FSR 539
    -- Neches Bluff #2 hunter camp off FSR 511F


    Looks like #s 16, 17, and 19 are open on the 4C trail.
    Looking at that, it seems that we could camp at Neches Bluff (#17) Friday night, hike in about 8 or 10 miles, then retrace our steps back to Merkel Bluff (#16) or Pond Camp (#19) to camp Saturday night, and hike back out Sunday morning. Gets us our long hike non-car camping jones taken care of.

    Roughly scaling that map, its 12 +/- miles to the Ratcliff so making the turn around point somewhere south of FS511 would fit the bill.

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    Milage markers on this one.


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