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    Big Bend

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Port of Entry Hours Change

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Date: February 18, 2014
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?

Luna's Jacal, 1930s

There are eight National Register of Historic Places sites or districts in Big Bend National Park. They are Burro Mesa, Castolon Historic District, Hot Springs Historic District, the Mariscal Mining District, the Homer Wilson Ranch, Rancho Estelle, Daniel’s Ranch and Luna’s Jacal. More...