Arriving After Hours
Big Bend is very remote; it is not unusual for visitors to arrive after normal business hours. Park entrances are always open, but entrance fee stations and visitor centers may be closed before you arrive.
Visitors who arrive after hours ar required to pay the entrance fee or show an applicable pass at a park visitor center in the morning. A valid receipt will be issued to display on your windshield.
Camping and Lodging
Did You Know?
Russell E. Dickenson, eleventh Director of the National Park Service (May, 1980-March, 1985) served as Chief Ranger at Big Bend National Park in 1955-56. He later recalled that "Big Bend was a compression of ten years of experience into one." More...