• 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.

Photo Gallery

Window Sunset
Big Bend Scenery
From an elevation of less than 1,800 feet along the Rio Grande to nearly 8,000 feet in the Chisos Mountains, Big Bend includes massive canyons, vast desert expanses, forested mountains, and an ever-changing river.
 
Black Bear
Wildlife Photo Gallery
Seventy-five species of mammals inhabit the deserts and mountains of Big Bend National Park. Big Bend also has more than 450 species of birds, and numerous reptiles and amphibians.
 
Historic Remnant
Historic Photos
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.

Did You Know?

Cactus blooms can be commonly seen from the early spring into the summer

More species of cactus (70+) can be found in Big Bend than in any other National Park. More...