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.
Conditions & Closures
Updated Monday, January 13, 2014
Short term, temporary closures, such as road closures due due flooding, are listed on the Big Bend Daily Report, posted daily on the website homepage, as well as at visitor centers and campgrounds in the park.Information included here addresses longer-term closures, such as the Southeast Rim for peregrine nesting, campsite closures due to bear activity, or closures due to construction.
Roads & Highways
Did You Know?
Apollo 17 astronauts Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmidt visited Big Bend in 1971 to study the regions geology in preparation for their mission to the moon. This was one of four field trips to Big Bend that Apollo astronauts participated in between 1964 and 1971.