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.
1940s photographs of the Big Bend
Did You Know?
Wright Mountain, 6,041 feet (1,841 meters), is named for George Wright, head of the National Park Service's wildlife division in the 1930s. Wright visited the area several times in the 1930s. He and Yellowstone Superintendent Roger Toll were killed in a car accident leaving the Big Bend in 1936.