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?
Big Bend has more species of bats (22) than any other national park. One of these, the Mexican long-nosed bat, is an endangered bat species, whose only known roosting site in the United States is in the Chisos Mountains. More...