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.
Photos & Multimedia
Modern technology offers a wide array of opportunities to bring the resources of Big Bend to virtual visitors who may never make it to remote West Texas through images, audio, and video.
Take a look at our photo galleries for historic images, wildlife, scenery, and more.
Check out Big Bend's videos for information about what to see and do, how to have a safe and enjoyable visit, and explore a bit of the past.
Did You Know?
Apollo 17 astronauts Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmidt visited Big Bend in 1971 to study the regions geology in preparation for their mission to the moon. This was one of four field trips to Big Bend that Apollo astronauts participated in between 1964 and 1971.