Operating Hours & Seasons

Chisos Basin Visitor Center

Chisos Basin Visitor Center

NPS Photo/Ann Wildermuth

Park Entrances
Park entrances are open 24 hours daily, all year. Entrance fee stations have variable seasons and hours.
Arriving After Hours
Big Bend is very remote; it is not unusual for visitors to arrive after normal business hours. Park entrances are always open, but entrance fee stations and visitor centers may be closed before you arrive.
Boquillas Crossing Port of Entry
Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00am–6:00pm (summer), 8:00am–5:00pm (winter).
Concession Hours
For more information, please contact: Forever Resorts at 432-477-2291. Hours are subject to change without notice.

Visitor Centers

  • Panther Junction
    Open daily, 9:00am–5:00pm. Reduced hours on Christmas day.
  • Chisos Basin
    Open daily, 8:30am–4:00pm. Closed for lunch. Reduced hours on Christmas day.
  • Castolon
    Open November through April 10:00am–4:00pm. Closed for lunch.
  • Persimmon Gap
    Open daily, 9:00am–4:00pm. Closed for lunch.
  • Rio Grande Village
  • Open November through April, 8:30am–4:00pm. Closed for lunch.

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