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 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.