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.
Mountain Lion Attack in Big Bend National Park
Contact: David Elkowitz, 432-477-2802
A female hiker was injured by a mountain lion while hiking in a remote area of Big Bend National Park on Friday, November 23. Andrea Pinero Cebrian and her companions were exploring the Mesa de Anguila near Lajitas when she was attacked. Cebrian was treated by Terlingua Medics and her injuries are not considered to be life threatening. The Mesa de Anguila has been closed to all visitors while rangers and park biologists investigate and patrol in search of the mountain lion.
Park Superintendent Cindy Ott-Jones noted "Visitor safety is our main concern here in Big Bend and we will monitor and close the Mesa until we deem it safe for visitors."For updates or additional information please call the park at 432-477-2802.
Did You Know?
The Fossil Bone Exhibit tells of the time when mammals rose to dominance, when sand in the forest streams buried and preserved the bones of early mammals. Stop there for a moment to imagine the Big Bend of another era: a time when Tornillo Flat was a lush forest.