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.
Boquillas Port of Entry Winter Hours
Contact: David Elkowitz, 432-477-1108
The official Boquillas Port of Entry crossing, providing access to Boquillas, Coahuila, Mexico, as well as the protected areas of Maderas del Carmen, Ocampo, and Cañon de Santa Elena, will start winter hours of operation beginning December 4, 2013. The change in hours is to accommodate the earlier sunset times occurring this time of year.
Pedestrians will be able to access the port between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. No vehicles will be allowed to cross and there will be no commercial importation of products.The Boquillas Port of Entry is staffed by National Park Service information personnel who can assist travelers with information about visiting the area.
Did You Know?
There are two "river roads" witin the Big Bend area. One is the scenic state highway connecting Lajitas to Presidio west of the park; the other is the fifty plus-mile primitive dirt road connecting Castolon to Rio Grande Village in Big Bend National Park. More...