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.
There is a certain something that pulls us to places like Big Bend National Park. Whether it is viewing your first night sky, experiencing a float down the river, enjoying a scenic overlook, or simply being here, memories of Big Bend and its environment are oftentimes the strongest.
Unfortunately a number of issues are negatively affecting many of these special experiences. In the coming years, we hope that interest from the visiting public and concern for the longterm stability of park resources will shape how this park is managed.
Did You Know?
Ward Mountain (6,925'/2,111m), which forms the southern boundary of "The Window" is named for Johnnie Ward, a cowboy who worked for the G4 ranch in the Big Bend area in the mid-1880s.