• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

Freedom Of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) gives you the right to access any Big Bend National Park, National Park Service, or Department of the Interior (DOI) records unless the information in those records is protected by one or more of the nine exemptions (reasons an agency may withhold records from a requester) and there is a sound legal basis to withhold them.

If you are seeking general information about Big Bend National Park, you may wish to explore other pages of this website or feel free to contact the park. The information you are seeking may already be available via the Internet, at park Visitor Centers, or by simply calling 432-477-1158, mailing, or e-mailing your request to the park. If it is not, you will need to submit a written FOIA request (please completed the form with as much information as possible) to:





Superintendent

Big Bend National Park

PO Box 129

Big Bend National Park, TX 79834





You may also submit FOIA requests to the NPS or the DOI. If you have questions on what information is available without submitting a FOIA request or where it may be located, contact one of the NPS or DOI FOIA Contacts. Our responsibility is to provide you with copies of the documents you are entitled to receive under the law. We want to work with you to achieve that goal.

National Park Service FOIA page

Department of the Interior FOIA page

Did You Know?

A vast desert landscape

In 1535, prior to settlement, the Spanish adventurer Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca is credited with being the first European to visit the Big Bend Country. The Spanish had a name for such an area - despoblado, or unpopulated land. More...