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.
Survive the Sun
In all seasons, whether walking, backpacking, or day hiking, follow these tips to conserve your internal water reserves:
Reduce Your Activity
Drink Your Water
Reduce Alcohol and Caffeine Intake
Our sensitive skin burns easily; it needs shade, sunscreen, sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat, and proper footwear. Dehydration is accelerated by exposed skin, so keep your clothing on. Wear long-sleeved, loose-fitting, light-colored clothes.
Did You Know?
Water erosion created much of the present landscape in Big Bend National Park. The igneous rock exposed in the Grapevine Hills and the Chisos Mountains, lay far underground millions of years ago. Erosion has stripped away the upper layers to reveal today's landscape. More...