PANTHER JUNCTION VISITOR CENTER TEMPORARY CLOSURE
The Panther Junction Visitor Center will be closed Tuesday May 28 and Wednesday May 29 for needed maintenance. Information, backcountry permits, and entrance fee payments can be taken care of at the Chisos Basin Visitor Center.
About the Photo Gallery
Big Bend National Park's visitor photo gallery page has become immensely popular with literally thousands of visits a day from virtual visitors around the world! Through these photos by amateur photographers like you, the beauty of Big Bend is reaching people who may never be able to visit this place. These images show the true beauty and diversity of one of our favorite places from people who love Big Bend. Many of these photos are used in park publications, ranging from the Big Bend Paisano to various site bulletins and handouts.
If you have a photograph that you feel might make an excellent addition to the photo gallery, click here for more information on submitting pictures.
Did You Know?
In 1535, prior to settlement, the Spanish adventurer Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca is credited with being the first European to visit the Big Bend Country. The Spanish had a name for such an area - despoblado, or unpopulated land. More...