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.
Rio Grande Village Campground
Set in a large grove of cottonwoods, the campground is adjacent to the Rio Grande. Camp store and showers are within walking distance.
4 group sites are available only by advance reservation. Group campground is walk-in tent camping only. Vehicle parking is restricted to adjacent parking lot. Total overnight occupancy for the Rio Grande Village group campground is 120 persons. All sites have a minimum occupancy of 9 persons. Sites A and B are on the east side of the comfort station. Maximum occupancy for each site is 20 persons. Sites C and D are on the west side of the comfort station. Maximum occupancy for each site is 40 persons. To reserve a group campsite, contact recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777. Big Bend National Park cannot make reservations.
Did You Know?
Robert Hill, working for the U.S. Geological Survey, was the first person to successfully float the canyons of the Rio Grande in the area of Big Bend. His trip, from Presidio to Lantry took over a month.