PANTHER JUNCTION VISITOR CENTER TEMPORARY CLOSURE
The Panther Junction Visitor Center will be closed Tuesday May 28 and Wednesday May 29 for needed maintenance. Information, backcountry permits, and entrance fee payments can be taken care of at the Chisos Basin Visitor Center.
Splendid Isolation, The Big Bend...
There is a place in Far West Texas where night skies are dark as coal and rivers carve temple-like canyons in ancient limestone. Here, at the end of the road, hundreds of bird species take refuge in a solitary mountain range surrounded by weather-beaten desert. Tenacious cactus bloom in sublime southwestern sun, and diversity of species is the best in the country. This magical place is Big Bend.
A multiplicity of habitats including, desert oases, hidden canyons, and a ribbon of undulating river corridor, shelter more than 450 bird species.Read More
A Geologic Treasure
This is a world-class arena for geology: limestone to laccoliths, faults to volcanoes. Fossils include a world-record pterosaur, and 50’ crocodile!Read More
Within Walking Distance
Big Bend is a hiker's bliss with more than 150 miles of fabulous trails in the largest expanse of roadless public lands in Texas.Read More
Did You Know?
More species of cactus (70+) can be found in Big Bend than in any other National Park. More...