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.
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.
General Management Plan - approved May 2004
Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) StatementsConstruct New Multi-Use Trail at Panther Junction
Finding of No Significant Impact - February 2012 [1.16 mb pdf file]
Did You Know?
The largest tinaja found in Big Bend National park, Ernst Tinaja, is about 13-15 feet deep. The floor is covered with small boulders. In the history of the park, it has only been recorded dry once, from March to June of 2000.