• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

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    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.

Park Newspaper

The park visitor guide, The Paisano, is published by the National Park Service for the orientation and education of visitors to Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River. This visitor guide is in PDF format and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader for proper viewing and printing. For best results, download the file to your computer before viewing or printing.
 

Current Issue:

The Paisano V34N1 2014 [2.55 MB PDF]

Did You Know?

Overlook at the Fossil Bone Exhibit area

The Fossil Bone Exhibit tells of the time when mammals rose to dominance, when sand in the forest streams buried and preserved the bones of early mammals. Stop there for a moment to imagine the Big Bend of another era: a time when Tornillo Flat was a lush forest.