• 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.

On-line Books

Chisos Mountains Lodge and the original Basin Store, 1980s
Chisos Mountains Lodge and the original Basin Store, 1980s
NPS/Big Bend National Park
 
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.

A wealth of documents explore the historical resources of the Big Bend, and a select number of historic park documents are also presented here.

Did You Know?

Dagger Flat at dusk

The Dagger Flat Auto Trail is an eight-mile improved dirt road, open to cars. The road ends in a hidden valley where the giant dagger yuccas grow 15-20 feet high. In March and April of some years, clusters of white flowers weighing up to 70 pounds cap these giants. More...