• 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.

Concession Hours

Panther Junction Service Station
Panther Junction Service Station
NPS Photo/Cookie Ballou

OPERATING HOURS Effective October 03, 2014

Hours are subject to change without notice. For more information, please contact: Forever Resorts at 432-477-2291.

Panther Junction Service Station
Pumps - 24/7

Chisos Basin Store

Chisos Mountains Lodge

  • Desk/Gift Shop: 7:00am–9:00pm
  • Restaurant
    Breakfast: 7:00am–10:00am
    Lunch: 11:00am–4:00pm
    Dinner: 5:00pm–9:00pm
    Lounge: 12:00pm–9:00pm

Rio Grande Village Store

Castolon Store

Did You Know?

Persimmon Gap, viewed from the south

Persimmon Gap has long been a natural gateway for travelers to the Big Bend. The Comanche Trail passed through the gap, a ranch-era store was located there, as well as the modern visitor center and park entrance.