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.
Port of Entry Hours Change
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 summer hours of operation beginning February 26. 2014. The change in hours is to accommodate the later sunset times occurring this time of year.
Pedestrians will be able to access the port between 9 a.m. and 6 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?
Near the north entrance to Big Bend National Park, Dog Canyon cuts through the Santiago Mountains. Although the real source of the canyon's name is unknown, it was called "Cañon del Perro" by the Spaniards in the late 1700s and early 1800s. More...