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.
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?
Swamps covered the area of Big Bend National Park when it emerged from the sea 70 million years ago. Fossils from the muds and clays of these swamps tell about the last days of the dinosaurs.