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.
The People of Big Bend
This place changes the people who experience it. The modern history of Big Bend if full of numerous characters and individuals who lived, struggled, and thrived in the unique environment of this region.
Here you'll find some of Big Bend's best characters: ranchers, residents, organizations, advocates, and park rangers.
Did You Know?
The lowest point in Big Bend National Park is Rio Grande Village, at 1,850' (564m), and the highest point is Emory Peak at 7,832' (2,387m). This variation in elevation is nearly 6,000 feet, and influences plant and animal distribution as well as temperature. More...