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.
Big Bend, with its long and rich cultural history, is home to many stories, tales and legends. While almost all the stories told contain some degree of truth and authenticity many of the tales and legends from the region are probability more fiction then fact.
Human history in this harsh desert environment is a complex blend of cultures, boundaries, and the limits of economic and personal adventures.
Did You Know?
Lon Garrison, the second Superintendent of the park was once asked, “Is it true that the state of Texas wanted a National Park so badly that it bought one and gave it to the United States?” More...