• 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.

People

The Koch family camping in the Chisos Basin, 1945
The Koch family camping in the Chisos Basin, 1945.
NPS Historic Photograph Collection
 
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?

Along the River Road

There are two "river roads" witin the Big Bend area. One is the scenic state highway connecting Lajitas to Presidio west of the park; the other is the fifty plus-mile primitive dirt road connecting Castolon to Rio Grande Village in Big Bend National Park. More...