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.
Area Map (50k PDF file)
Backcountry Zone Map [220k PDF File]
Basic Park Map (641k PDF file)
Chisos Basin and Rio Grande Village Developed Area Map (624k PDF file)
Detailed Park Map (896k PDF file)
Did You Know?
Below the Rockslide in Santa Elena Canyon is “Smuggler’s Cave.” Of course, it is one of the many legendary sites of hidden treasure in the area of Big Bend National Park. This is unlikely, as it is also too difficult to reach for just an average outlaw "hangout." More...