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.
Life Lost at Big Bend National Park
Carole Ford, 65, of Edwardsville, Kansas, died from a heart attack on November 14th while in the Rio Grande Village Campground. Ford was found sitting at her campsite by park volunteers who started CPR and attempted to revive her. Park rangers responded to the scene immediately upon notification and continued unsuccessful attempts to revive her. Rescue attempts included use of an AED, CPR, airway management, and medications.
“We are truly saddened by this tragic death,” stated Superintendent William E. Wellman, “and offer our condolences to the Ford family and friends.”
Did You Know?
The predominant shrub found in Big Bend National Park is creosote. While most shrubs lose their leaves in winter, creosote maintains its resinous foliage year round. After a rainstorm, the shrubs "green-up" and produce small, yellow flowers several times a year. More...