• 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.


Cottonwood Campground
Cottonwood Campground
NPS/Jennette Jurado

The National Park Service operates three developed frontcountry campgrounds:

The concession-operated Rio Grande Village RV Campground (with full hook-ups) is also located at Rio Grande Village.

Campground Reservations
A limited number of campsites in Rio Grande Village and the Chisos Basin campgrounds are reservable from November 15-April 15. Reservations may be made up to 180 days in advance by visiting recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Big Bend National Park cannot make reservations. more...

Camping Limits
Visitors can stay in the park up to 14 consecutive nights in either a front or backcountry site, with a limit of 28 total nights in the park in a calendar year. Campers can occupy a specific site up to 14 total nights in a year. Between February 1-April 15, visitors are limited to a total of 14 nights in the park.

Did You Know?

Chihuahuan Desert view

The Comanche Trail was such a well-marked feature that during the early days of the Mexican Republic, it was designated as the boundary between the Mexican states of Coahuila and Chihuahua at Paso del Chisos, the flattish valley west of Mariscal Mountain. More...