• 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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July 21, 2014
Tourism Report
Tourism to Big Bend National Park and Fort Davis National Historic Site creates $29,186,000 in Economic Benefit. Report shows visitor spending supports 384 jobs in local economy from the two national parks.

July 21, 2014
Readers Choice Award
Big Bend National Park Chosen in a USA Today 10 Best Readers' Choice Award Contest

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

Did You Know?


Traveling through the Big Bend during the 1860 camel experiment, Lt. William Echols reported that camels did well in the desert, but that they suffered from sore feet. “I would recommend to any one using the camels over rough country, in case of tender feet, to shoe them with a piece of raw hide…” More...