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.
Did You Know?
Venomous snakes found in Big Bend National Park include the western diamondback rattlesnake, the Mojave rattlesnake, the blacktailed rattlesnake, the rock rattlesnake, and the Trans Pecos copperhead. The most commonly seen snake is the non-venomous western coachwhip, or red racer. More...