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.
How Far Is It?
The Big Bend region is vast and isolated. Highway travel between destinations usually takes several hours and available services can be limited.
Mileage from Big Bend National Park Headquarters at Panther Junction to:
Did You Know?
Carter Peak (5,479'/1,670m), in the middle of the Window, is named for Amon Carter. Carter was instrumental in the movement to establish Big Bend as a national park. Through his Fort Worth newspaper the general public learned of the scenic qualities of the Big Bend.