• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

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?

1855 map of the Big Bend region

First Lieutenant William H. C. Whiting, leader of the first topographical survey through Texas in 1849 is credited as being the first to use the name "Big Bend" in reference to the distinctive curve of the Rio Grande. More...