PANTHER JUNCTION VISITOR CENTER TEMPORARY CLOSURE
The Panther Junction Visitor Center will be closed Tuesday May 28 and Wednesday May 29 for needed maintenance. Information, backcountry permits, and entrance fee payments can be taken care of at the Chisos Basin Visitor Center.
Goods & Services
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.
Convenience Stores, ATMs, and WiFi
ATMs are available at the Chisos Basin and at Rio Grande Village stores.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.
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...
Gasoline Stations Outside the Park
To the north:
Post office is open year-round; Monday-Friday: 8:00am-1:00pm and 3:00-4:30pm. 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?
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...