• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

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Big Bend National Park Phone Numbers

The phone numbers on this page are intended as a general reference when planning a trip. For more information on services outside the park, please contact any of the local information resources.

Area code—432

General Numbers | Visitor Centers and Ranger Stations | Concession-operated services | Medical Services | Local Information Resources

General Numbers

National Park Service (general information)


Big Bend Natural History Association
(seminar programs and books sales)

Big Bend/Forever Resorts, Inc. 477-2291
(concession facilities and services) 477-2292

Visitor Centers and Ranger Stations
Castolon Visitor Center 477-2666
Castolon Ranger Station 477-2225
Chisos Basin Visitor Center 477-2264
Chisos Basin Ranger Station 477-2392
Panther Junction Visitor Center 477-1158
Persimmon Gap Visitor Center 477-2393
Rio Grande Village Visitor Center 477-2271
Rio Grande Village Ranger Station 477-2356
Concession-operated services
Chisos Mountains Lodge
lodge and restaurant facility
Chisos Basin Store 477-2291
Castolon "La Harmonia" Store 477-2222
Panther Junction Store & Service Station 477-2294
Rio Grande Village Store & Service Station 477-2293
Medical Services
Emergencies in the park 9-1-1
or call 477-2251, and at the menu, press 9.
Lajitas Clinic
(Lajitas; 41 miles)
Big Bend Regional Medical Center
(Alpine; 100 miles)
Pecos County Memorial Hospital
(Fort Stockton; 127 miles)

Did You Know?

Cavalry camp at Glenn Springs, 1916

The May 5, 1916 raid on the communities of Glenn Springs and Boquillas, Texas by Mexican raiders led to a second American expeditionary force into Mexico to rescue two American captives. Today, the site of Glenn Springs is accessible via a primitive dirt road. More...