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 is a quiet, shady desert oasis located between the Castolon Historic District and scenic Santa Elena Canyon.
Did You Know?
As planning progressed for the new Big Bend National Park in the early 1940s, one prominent proposal called for the construction of a cog railroad or monorail from the Basin to the South Rim. More...