• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

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  • 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.

Park Planning

Rio Grande Autumn
Rio Grande Autumn
NPS Photo/Blake Trester
 
National Park Service prepares a variety of planning and environmental documents to help guide it in managing park resources. These documents can range from site-specific impact analyses on facility locations, specific use-type such as backcountry or river use, to broader park-wide plans for future use and management of the park.
 

Park Plans

General Management Plan - approved May 2004
Backcountry Management Plan - approved December 1995 [5.12mb pdf file]
Comprehensive Interpretive Plan - approved October 2004 [252kb pdf file]
Fire Management Plan - approved October 2005 [3.02mb pdf file]
Recreational River Use Management Plan - approved March 1997 [3.68mb pdf file]

 

Did You Know?

Remains of the Dorgan House

Big Bend area resident Albert Dorgan first proposed the idea of an international park on the Rio Grande in the fall of 1934. The remains of his adobe home are located a short distance from Santa Elena Canyon.