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?
Big Bend is one of the least visited of the National Parks in the lower 48 states. In recent years annual visitation has averaged between 300,000 - 350,000. More...