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.
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.
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?
Extirpated by hunting in the 1930s, the black bear returned naturally to Big Bend National Park in the late 1980s. Today the Chisos Mountains are home to a population of 12-15 black bear. More...