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 Visitor Center
November through April, 8:30am–4:00pm. Closed for lunch.
Big Bend Natural History Association bookstore, public phone, and restrooms. A water faucet is available for filling personal water containers. Backcountry and river use permits are issued during normal hours. Entrance fees can be paid at the Rio Grande Village Visitor Center.
Did You Know?
Pummel Peak (6,620'/2018m) is the easternmost of the peaks of the Chisos Mountain range in Big Bend National Park. Viewed from the southeast, the peak resembles a saddle pommel, hence the name (pummel is an alternate word for pommel).