• 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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September 22, 2014
Evening Presentation at Sul Ross University
Big Bend Artist in Residence to Offer Unique Insight into Script Writing

September 16, 2014
2014 Good Neighbor Day
Big Bend National Park Celebrates Good Neighbor Day October 18, 2014

September 02, 2014
50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act
Big Bend National Park Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

August 21, 2014
2014 Unmanned Aircraft Regulation
Big Bend National Park Releases Unmanned Aircraft Regulation

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

Did You Know?

Blacktailed rattlesnake

Venomous snakes found in Big Bend National Park include the western diamondback rattlesnake, the Mojave rattlesnake, the blacktailed rattlesnake, the rock rattlesnake, and the Trans Pecos copperhead. The most commonly seen snake is the non-venomous western coachwhip, or red racer. More...