• 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?

1855 map of the Big Bend region

First Lieutenant William H. C. Whiting, leader of the first topographical survey through Texas in 1849 is credited as being the first to use the name "Big Bend" in reference to the distinctive curve of the Rio Grande. More...