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.
The two operating webcams in Big Bend National Park provide a glimpse of two of Big Bend's most scenic locations; the Sierra del Carmen range in Mexico, as seen from park headquarters, and "The Window" as seen from the Chisos Basin.
Did You Know?
From 1929 to 1943, Elmo Johnson's Ranch served as a U.S. Army Air Corps landing field. The field was a popular weekend destination for pilots—a place to combine flying exercises with recreation such as hunting, fishing, exploring Indian caves, and taking burro rides into Mexico. More...