• 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.

National Park Passport Stamps

The Passport program was started by Eastern National Parks Association and was established to help visitors discover the beauty and history found in America’s national parks. Cancellation stamps can be found at national parks and monuments. These rubber-stamp ink markings record the name of the park and the date of your visit.

Where can you find passport stamps in Big Bend?
Passport stamps are available at all visitor centers in Big Bend. The information below details what stamps are available at each location:

 
Passport stamps available at Panther Junction

Panther Junction Visitor Center
Location: On the back wall of the bookstore display area.
Stamps:

  • Panther Junction
    Big Bend National Park, Texas
  • Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River
    Big Bend National Park, TX
 
Passport stamps available at the Chisos Basin

Chisos Basin Visitor Center
Location: At far end of the visitor center counter, by posters.
Two stamps:

  • Chisos Basin
    Big Bend National Park
  • Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River
    Big Bend National Park, TX
 
Passport stamp image

Persimmon Gap Visitor Center
Location: Next to cash register on counter.
Stamps:

  • Persimmon Gap
    Big Bend National Park, TX
  • Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River
    Big Bend National Park, TX
 
Passport stamp image

Rio Grande Village Visitor Center
Note: This visitor center is open seasonally, usually November-April.
Location: On a table in the bookstore area.
Stamps:

  • Rio Grande Village
    Big Bend National Park, TX
  • Big Bend National Park
    Big Bend National Park, TX
  • Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River
    Big Bend National Park, TX

 

Castolon Visitor Center
Note: This visitor center is open seasonally, usually November-April. During the off-season, the stamps are available in the Castolon Store.
Location: On a table in the bookstore area.
Stamp Now Available!

  • Castolon, Big Bend National Park

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Hikers along the South Rim Trail

In 1944, Big Bend's first year of operation as a national park, only 1,409 visitors entered the park. Today, annual visitation averages around 350,000 visitors. More...