• 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?

Butterflies

Big Bend has more tropical species (20+) of butterflies than any other national park. More...