• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

Plan Your Visit

Morning Light
Morning light along the drive to Rio Grande Village
NPS Photo/Cookie Ballou
 
Once a remote and seemingly inhospitable area reached only by miles of dirt roads, Big Bend has become one of the most popular vacation destinations in the state of Texas visited by an average of 300,000 visitors each year. Scenic vistas, diverse wildlife, historic sites, and border culture rank among the features visitors enjoy in Big Bend.
 
Download our 2014 Visitor Guide, The Paisano, for comprehensive information about visiting Big Bend National Park. [2.55 MB PDF]
 
Panther Junction Visitor Center
Be Sure to Stop at the Panther Junction Visitor Center
For information, orientation, exhibits, park video, maps, books, and free brochures, the Panther Junction Visitor Center is a great place to start your adventure. more...
 
Tent Camping

Camping Options
The National Park Service operates three developed campgrounds: Chisos Basin Campground, Cottonwood Campground near the Castolon Historic District, and Rio Grande Village Campground. The concession-operated Rio Grande Village RV Campground (with full hook-ups) is also located at Rio Grande Village. more...

 
Chisos Basin Lodge
Lodging in the Chisos Basin
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...
 
Boquillas Canyon Overlook

Local Outfitters
Local outfitters offer a variety of services including shuttles, equipment rentals, guided trips and scenic flights. more...

 
NPS Arrowhead
Things to Know Before You Come
Before you visit Big Bend National Park, there are a few things you should be aware of to help insure your visit is as enjoyable as possible. Find out about what weather to expect, pet policies, safety concerns, and accessibility. more...

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