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.
Backcountry Use Permits
A backcountry use permit is required for backcountry camping, including backpacking, backcountry roadside campsites, and zone camping. Backcountry use permits are also required for day-use and overnight river trips and stock use.
Things to know about backcountry permits:
Did You Know?
One of the main Comanche trails entered Big Bend National Park at Persimmon Gap, continued south to Glenn Spring, and crossed the Rio Grande at what was then called Paso del Chisos, the flattish valley west of Mariscal Mountain. More...