• 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.

Public Involvement

Trail Junction Sign
Trail Junction Sign
NPS Photo/Cookie Ballou

Planning, Environment and Public Comment

The National Park Service prepares a variety of planning and environmental documents to help guide in managing park resources. The NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment site contains all currently active plans and environmental documents for the National Park Service.These documents range from site-specific impact analyses on facility locations to broader park-wide plans for future use and management of a park. Your opinion does count, so please provide feedback and submit comments for any documents available for public review.

Did You Know?

Hot Springs store & post office, 1930s

J. O. Langford's development of the Hot Spring along the Rio Grande established the first resort area in the Big Bend region. From 1909-1913 and 1927-1942 the Langford family operated the Hot Spring and forged a unique border community. More...