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.
Trees and Shrubs
Depending upon the area of the park that you visit the common trees and shrubs will vary. Down along the Rio Grande you will find riparian vegetation, in the desert the shrubs may be well spaced but there is a high diversity nonetheless. Once you reach the higher elevations of the Chisos mountains you will find a piñon-oak-juniper forest.
Did You Know?
Traveling through the Big Bend during the 1860 camel experiment, Lt. William Echols reported that camels did well in the desert, but that they suffered from sore feet.
“I would recommend to any one using the camels over rough country, in case of tender feet, to shoe them with a piece of raw hide…” More...