Big Bend National Park was authorized by Congress in 1935 and formally established on June 12, 1944, to preserve and protect a representative area of the Chihuahuan Desert along the Rio Grande for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations. The park includes rich biological and geological diversity, cultural history, recreational resources, and outstanding opportunities for bi-national protection of our shared natural and cultural heritage.
This press kit is designed to assist journalists and others with general park information, statistics and other background materials about Big Bend National Park.
The following PDF files contain some of the information most frequently requested.
Did You Know?
Trash left behind by visitors is deposited into a landfill inside Big Bend National Park. An extensive recycling program sponsored by both the park and the park concessioner, Forever Resorts, Inc. works to cut down on the amount of trash deposited in this landfill. More...