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.
Civilian Conservation Corps Photographs
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?
Some people who take the Lost Mine trail in Big Bend National Park may be secretly looking for the lost mine, but most take the climb to enjoy the scenery, vegetation, and wildlife. The rocks are mostly lava, but a few dikes of igneous rock filling fissures are seen along the way. More...