• 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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NPS Photo/Big Bend National Park
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

In 1935, Conrad Wirth, later the director of the National Park Service, said this of Persimmon Gap in Big Bend National Park, “There will probably always be a road from Marathon through . . . Persimmon Gap, which is a very fine and natural gateway to the Park.”