• 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.

Newspaper Archive

Five years of park newspapers
Big Bend Paisano Issues
NPS/Big Bend National Park
Back Issues of The Big Bend Paisano
  • Volume 31, Number 1
    "Any Time You Need A Friend" Articles in this issue focus on park partners and their contributions to the park.




  • Volume 27, Number 2-2007: "A Checkered Past" Articles in this issue focus on the complex history of the Big Bend region. [1.91mb PDF file]




  • Volume 25, Number 3-2004 Winter: "Beyond Boundaries" Discover the trans-boundary protected areas of the Big Bend in this issue. [1.99mb PDF document]
  • Volume 25, Number 2-2004 Fall: "Texas' Gift to the Nation" 60th Anniversary of Big Bend National Park; Discover the history of Texas' first National Park in this issue. [2.55mb PDF document]
  • Volume 25, Number 1-2004 Spring: "The Rio Grande" Learn more about issues facing the Rio Grande in this issue. [2.73mb PDF document]



Did You Know?

Cactus blooms can be commonly seen from the early spring into the summer

More species of cactus (70+) can be found in Big Bend than in any other National Park. More...