• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

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    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.

Civilian Conservation Corps Photographs

From 1934-37 and 1940-42, the Civilian Conservation Corps operated a camp in the Chisos Basin, developing facilities for the future national park.

At any one time, as many as two hundred young men between the ages of 18-25 worked, and played, in what is now Big Bend National Park. Their contribution to the infrastructure of the park was a critical step in the establishment of the national park here.

These photographs capture the life and work of the boys who served in the camp.


Did You Know?

Along the River Road

There are two "river roads" witin the Big Bend area. One is the scenic state highway connecting Lajitas to Presidio west of the park; the other is the fifty plus-mile primitive dirt road connecting Castolon to Rio Grande Village in Big Bend National Park. More...