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.
CUA Holders Required Insurance
Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) permit holders are required by the National Park Service to have liability coverage from a U.S.-based company for activities conducted within Big Bend National Park/Rio Grande Scenic River. The types of activities authorized and party sizes determine the types and minimum amounts of liability coverage required.
Comprehensive General Liability Coverage
Automobile Liability Coverage
Shuttling operations are required to have a policy that covers clients’ vehicles that are shuttled within the park. The policy must state "any vehicle" or "non-owned" vehicles.
Minimum insurance requirements:
Watercraft Liability Coverage
Worker's Compensation Coverage
The National Park Service should be listed as a certificate holder with the following address: Big Bend National Park, PO Box 129, Big Bend National Park, Texas 79834. Some insurance companies may prefer to fax a copy of your certificate to us at 432 477-1175, or it may be sent by e-mail.It is your responsibility to meet the liability requirements at all times and ensure that we have current certificates of insurance throughout the permit time period. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the suspension of your CUA .
Did You Know?
Apollo 17 astronauts Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmidt visited Big Bend in 1971 to study the regions geology in preparation for their mission to the moon. This was one of four field trips to Big Bend that Apollo astronauts participated in between 1964 and 1971.