• 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.

Goods & Services

Chisos Basin Store
The Chisos Basin Store offers groceries, souvenirs, and camping supplies.
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Commercial services within Big Bend National Park are operated by a private company under contract with the National Park Service. This company provides ways for visitors to purchase a memento or a snack, as well as lodging and dining opportunities. Forever Resorts, Inc., the park's concession operator runs the Chisos Mountains Lodge, in addition to camper stores at Rio Grande Village, Castolon, Panther Junction and the Chisos Basin.
 
Rio Grande Village Store

Convenience Stores, ATMs, and WiFi
Convenience stores are available and open year-round at Rio Grande Village, the Chisos Basin, and in the historic La Harmonia store at Castolon. Basic camping supplies, groceries, and souvenir items are available at all three locations. The Panther Junction Service Station also has limited groceries.

ATMs are available at the Chisos Basin store, the Rio Grande Village store, and the Panther Junction service station.

WiFi service is available at the Chisos Mountain Lodge and the Rio Grande Village store. There are no public use computer terminals in the park.
 
Chisos Basin Lodge
Lodging
The Chisos Mountains Lodge, operated by Forever Resorts, Inc., is located in the Chisos Basin at 5,400 feet elevation. The lodge offers a variety of rooms and cottages, plus a gift shop and dining room. The lodge is open year-round. more...
 
Chisos Basin Dining Room

Restaurants
The Mountain View Restaurant, located in the Chiso Mountain Lodge, provides the only full-service dining inside the park. The restaurant has a grand vista of the basin and surrounding peaks and is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Many dining opportunities exist outside the park in the communities of Terlingua and Study Butte. Click here for restaurant listings outside the park.
 
Panther Junction Service Station

Service Stations
Gasoline is available at two locations in the park. The Panther Junction station, located just west of the Panther Junction Visitor Center, has gas, diesel, and groceries. The station at Rio Grande Village, located at the store, provides gas, diesel, and propane.

Gasoline Stations Outside the Park
To the west:

  • Big Bend Resorts and Adventures, Alon, Study Butte (gas and diesel): 432-371-2483
  • Lajitas General Store, Lajitas (gas): 432-424-5040
  • Terlingua Auto Service (auto repair and towing):432-371-2223

To the north:

  • Stillwell Store, FM 2627 (gas): 432-376-2244
 
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Postal Services
The U.S. Postal Service operates a full-service Post Office at the Panther Junction Park Headquarters. A mail drop and stamps are also available at the Chisos Basin Store.

Post office is open year-round; Monday-Friday: 8:00am-3:00; closed for lunch. Phone: 432-477-2238.

The postal zip code for Big Bend National Park is 79834. To have postcards and letters hand-cancelled with a Big Bend postmark, bring them to the post office during regular hours.

If you plan on an extended stay in the park, it is possible to have mail sent via general delivery to the post office (advance arrangements strongly suggested).

Due to homeland security restrictions, the National Park Service cannot accept UPS or FedEx packages addressed to visitors.

Did You Know?

Ruins of the Mariscal Mine

About the beginning of the twentieth century, D. E. Lindsey operated a small quicksilver prospect on the northern end of Mariscal Mountain in Big Bend National Park. On old maps, the location is shown as the Lindsey mine, but it is more commonly known as the Mariscal mine. More...