Panther Junction Visitor Center
Located at Panther Junction.
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.
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?
Toll Mountain, 7415' (2260m), a prominent part of the Chisos Basin, is named for Roger Toll, an early Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park. During winters, he evaluated proposed park sites. It was in this role, leaving the Big Bend in 1936, that he was killed in a car accident. More...