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.
Your Dollars At Work
NPS Photo/Cookie Ballou
Where Does Your Money Go?
Funds generated by the fees are used to accomplish projects the parks have been unable to fund through yearly Congressional allocations. Your entrance and campground fees help Big Bend National Park complete important projects that directly benefit you and other park visitors.
Projects made possible with your fees:
Big Bend National Park Recycling Program
The program has been recognized as not only being an outstanding example of NPS/concessioner cooperation, but also for the park's firm commitment to leading by example in this important area of conservation. more...
Did You Know?
About the beginning of the twentieth century, D. E. Lindsey operated a small quicksilver prospect on the northern end of Mariscal Mountain in Big Bend National Park. On old maps, the location is shown as the Lindsey mine, but it is more commonly known as the Mariscal mine. More...