• 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.

Six Flags Over Big Bend

Note: The flags shown here are the current flags for each nation. Some flags have changed in appearance since the time they flew over Texas.

 
Historic flag of Spain

Historic Flag of the Spainish Colonial Era.

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Spain
(1521-1682 and 1689-1821)

 
Flag of France

Flag of France

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France
(1682-1689)

 
Flag of Mexico

Flag of Mexico

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Mexico
(1821-1836)

 
Flag of Texas

Flag of Texas

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Republic of Texas
(1836-1848)

 
Flag of the Confederate States

Flag of the Confederacy

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Confederate States of America
(1861-1865)

 
United States Flag

United States Flag

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United States of America
(1848-1861 and 1865-present)

Did You Know?

Dog Canyon

Near the north entrance to Big Bend National Park, Dog Canyon cuts through the Santiago Mountains. Although the real source of the canyon's name is unknown, it was called "Cañon del Perro" by the Spaniards in the late 1700s and early 1800s. More...