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.
Doing Business With The Park
Special Use Permits
Such activities include, but are not limited to:
Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing. A non-refundable administrative application fee of $25.00 (check or money order only) may be charged, depending on the activity.For questions concerning SUPs, please call 432-477-1108 or email.
Commercial Use Authorization
Commercial Use Authorization permits are required of all operators who provide any goods, activities, agreements, or other services to the general public which take place, at least in part, in the park, uses park resources and are undertaken for or results in compensation, monetary gain, benefit or profit to an individual, organization or corporation. (This also applies to non-profit and educational groups, if taxable income is derived).
Commercial Filming Permits
Commercial filming and still photography require a film permit.
Did You Know?
In 1935, Conrad Wirth, later the director of the National Park Service, said this of Persimmon Gap in Big Bend National Park, “There will probably always be a road from Marathon through . . . Persimmon Gap, which is a very fine and natural gateway to the Park.”