• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

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Panther Junction Visitor Center

Open
Open all year, 8:00am–6:00pm

Phone
(432) 477-2251

Location
Located at Panther Junction.

Exhibits
Exhibits provide an overview of the complex geology and natural and cultural histories present in Big Bend National Park. The Panther Path, a self-guided nature trail, begins adjacent to the porch of the visitor center.

Available Facilities
Backcountry and river use permits are issued during normal hours. Visitor center complex includes the Big Bend Natural History Association Bookstore, U.S. Post Office, public phone, and restrooms. A water faucet is available for filling personal water containers.

Did You Know?

Overlook at the Fossil Bone Exhibit area

The Fossil Bone Exhibit tells of the time when mammals rose to dominance, when sand in the forest streams buried and preserved the bones of early mammals. Stop there for a moment to imagine the Big Bend of another era: a time when Tornillo Flat was a lush forest.