Big Bend National Park was authorized by Congress in 1935 to preserve and protect a representative area of the Chihuahuan Desert along the Rio Grande for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations. The park includes rich biological and geological diversity, cultural history, recreational resources, and outstanding opportunities for bi-national protection of our shared natural and cultural heritage.
From these pages you'll find information on a variety of topics relating to the park and park management.
Big Bend Fact Sheet [175kb PDF file]
Did You Know?
At 7,832 feet (2,387 meters) in elevation, Emory peak is the highest point in the Chisos Mountains, and Big Bend National Park.