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.
Big Bend's rich history is revealed in a wealth of historic photographs. These galleries cover the period prior to the establishment of the park in 1944 and the evolution of the park in the years after.
Seventy-five species of mammals inhabit the deserts and mountains of Big Bend National Park. Larger mammals include whitetail and mule deer, javelina, mountain lion, and black bear.
Did You Know?
Found throughout Big Bend National Park, the ocotillo is not a cactus. Following significant rainfall, leaves will sprout, regardless of the time of year, and they will remain on the plant as long as it has adequate moisture to sustain them. More...