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.
Temporary Backcountry Road and Campsite Closures
Contact: David Elkowitz, 432-477-1108
As part of an upcoming rock crushing and surfacing project in
The roads and campsites will be re-opened as soon as the work is completed.
Did You Know?
The frontier economy of Big Bend relied heavily on fur trading. Furs included, fox, bobcat, coyote, skunk, and ringtail, but there were also a few beaver, javelina, and panther pelts, and some goat and deer hides. The price of pelts varied, but normally was from 40¢ to $1.00 each. More...