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.
Los Diablos Fire Crew
An International Partnership
Over 30 men participate in a wildland firefighting program that began in 1990 and expanded in 1997. In 2002, a “breakout” year, El Programa Los Diablos provided crews for eight wildland fires/severity incidents covering 103 days.
Firefighters are assigned to hand crews named for their original promise to "fight fire like devils". (Diablo is Spanish for devil.) This program has served as an example of cooperation between agencies of the two countries.
Did You Know?
Russell E. Dickenson, eleventh Director of the National Park Service (May, 1980-March, 1985) served as Chief Ranger at Big Bend National Park in 1955-56. He later recalled that "Big Bend was a compression of ten years of experience into one." More...