Extreme Water Shortage
Extreme water shortage throughout park. Visitors are limited to 5 gallons per day, and are encouraged to conserve further when possible. Please consider bringing your own water to the park.
Be A Junior Ranger
Discover Big Bend history, the parts of a cactus, and what javelina eat! The Big Bend Junior Ranger program is designed for kids of all ages. Through activities, games, and puzzles, kids can have fun as they learn about the park. Required activities include attending a ranger-led program, visiting a historic area, hiking on a park trail, and completing activity pages that encourage direct experience and discovery learning in diverse park environments. They can also earn stickers, badges, patches, and certificates. Both children and adults benefit by sharing the fun of becoming a Big Bend Junior Ranger.
What is a Junior Ranger?
How does it work?
When your booklet is completed you will receive:
Did You Know?
Some people who take the Lost Mine trail in Big Bend National Park may be secretly looking for the lost mine, but most take the climb to enjoy the scenery, vegetation, and wildlife. The rocks are mostly lava, but a few dikes of igneous rock filling fissures are seen along the way. More...