• 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.

Kennel Services in the Area

This listing of area kennels and veterinary services is a service to our visitors and implies no endorsement by the National Park Service or Big Bend National Park.

  • Alpine Veterinary Clinic (Dr. Ray Allen), Alpine, Texas—(432) 837-3888

    100 miles from park headquarters.
  • Alpine Small Animal Clinic, Alpine, Texas—(432) 837-5416

    100 miles from park headquarters.

Did You Know?

Road sign to Big Bend State Park, 1930s

Before its establishment as a National Park in 1944, Big Bend was a Texas state park for eleven years. When established in May of 1933 the park was first designated "Texas Canyons State Park." The name of the new park was changed to Big Bend by the end of that year. More...