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