• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

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?

Hikers along the South Rim Trail

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...