A protected area for over sixty years, Big Bend was set aside by first the state of Texas, and later the U.S. Congress not only to protect the unique natural resources of this desert environment, but also the complex cultural resources located here.
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In 1944, Big Bend's first year of operation as a national park, only 1,409 visitors entered the park. Today, annual visitation averages around 350,000 visitors. More...