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?
There are two trails that provide access to "The Window." in the Chisos Basin of Big Bend National Park. The Window Trail is a strenuous five mile round-trip to the base of The Window, and the The Window View Trail is a .3 mile loop that provides excellent views of the Basin. More...