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.
Mountain Bike Trail Scoping
The National Park Service proposes to work with the local mountain biking community and the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) to look into the possibility of expanding mountain bicycling opportunities in Big Bend National Park.
The park invites the public to voice your ideas, comments, or concerns in this effort. All comments become part of the public administrative record. The materials on this page are related to the scoping process.
All documents are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.
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.”