• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

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  • 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

Western Bluebird
Western Bluebird
NPS Photo/Matthew Yarbrough
 
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Sierra del Carmen Sunset
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Big Bend Video
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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 landing site

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.