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?
A reporter who accompanied a 1916 military expedition into Big Bend region of Texas described the area in the following terms, "The country isn't bad. It's just worse. Worse the moment you set foot from the train, and then, after that, just worser and worser." More...