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.
River Cleanup Day
Contact: David Elkowitz, 432-477-1108
Big Bend Ranch State Park and Big Bend National Park are sponsoring the second annual River Cleanup Day on Saturday, November 12. We are seeking volunteers to remove litter while spending a day canoeing, rafting, or hiking along the
Big Bend Ranch State Park and Big Bend National Park will supply the river permits, tools, and trash bags for the volunteers who sign up to help us pick-up trash, abandoned fishing lines, and old tires in our efforts to help preserve the beauty of one of our nation’s most scenic and threatened rivers. The clean-up is a partnership of the two agencies, but each area will be doing the trips slightly different.
For Big Bend National Park
Bring your own canoes, kayaks, IKs, or hiking shoes. Let us know if you have a boat and how many people you can carry. To volunteer and for more information call
Did You Know?
Including two protected areas in Mexico, Big Bend is now part of one of the largest transboundary protected areas in North America. More than two million acres of Chihuahuan Desert resources, along with more than 200 miles of river, are now under the protection of the United States and Mexico. More...