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.
November 2013 Fee Free Weekend
Contact: David Elkowitz, 432-477-1108
Big Bend National Park and Fort Davis National Historic Site will observe Veterans Day with a fee free weekend starting Saturday, November 9 through Monday, November 11. Park entrance fee will be waived for these days.
All National Park Service sites will waive entrance fees for all visitors on November 9-11 to honor U.S. military veterans and current members of the U.S. Armed Forces.For more information: Big Bend National Park— contact Jim Hines at 432-477-1121 or email@example.com ; Fort Davis National Historic Site— contact John Heiner at 432-426-3224 ext. 223 or e-mail us. For questions about other national park sites, contact the individual park at www.nps.gov.
Did You Know?
Carter Peak (5,479'/1,670m), in the middle of the Window, is named for Amon Carter. Carter was instrumental in the movement to establish Big Bend as a national park. Through his Fort Worth newspaper the general public learned of the scenic qualities of the Big Bend.