• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

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  • 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.

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June 23, 2014
Chisos Wildfire
A small wildfire that burned several acres in the Chisos Mountains has been contained.

February 18, 2014
Port of Entry Hours Change
Boquillas Port of Entry Begin Summer Hours of Operation

January 13, 2014
Peregrine Falcon Nesting Closures
Park Reinstates Temporary Closures for Peregrine Falcon Nesting

Did You Know?

Amon Carter presenting President Roosevelt the deeds to Big Bend

President Franklin Roosevelt received the deed to the property of the Big Bend on D-Day (June 6, 1944). The park was formally established six days later, and officially opened to visitors in July 1944. More...