• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

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  • 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.

Teacher Workshops

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2014 Teacher Workshop

October 17–18, 2014

Volunteering in Your Parks—Community volunteerism is a rewarding experience and a great way to learn about your community and your parks. Join us for a two day one night expreience that will facilitate Big Bend's Good Neighbor Day Fiesta for schools. You will learn from park staff while providing support to the event; present Junior Ranger awards; and share the outdoors with students, teachers, and park community.

For more information, contact Rob Dean by email or call 432-477-1184.

Did You Know?

Persimmon Gap, viewed from the south

Persimmon Gap has long been a natural gateway for travelers to the Big Bend. The Comanche Trail passed through the gap, a ranch-era store was located there, as well as the modern visitor center and park entrance.