• 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 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

August 21, 2014
Revised EA on Multi-Use Trail
Revised Environmental Assessment on Multi-Use Trail in Big Bend National Park

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.

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

Did You Know?

Cavalry camp at Glenn Springs, 1916

The May 5, 1916 raid on the communities of Glenn Springs and Boquillas, Texas by Mexican raiders led to a second American expeditionary force into Mexico to rescue two American captives. Today, the site of Glenn Springs is accessible via a primitive dirt road. More...