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.
Parts of the backcountry are closed to backpacking:
The park does not plan to close any other areas but restrictions may be modified if Peregrine behavior or nesting sites do not follow traditional trends.
Did You Know?
The most recently named peak in the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park is Mount Huffman. Mount Huffman (6,069'/1,850 m) at the head of Green Gulch was named in honor of Calvin Huffman. As state representative in 1941, Huffman was instrumental in the establishment of Big Bend National Park. More...