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.
Things To Do
With over 100 miles of paved roads, 150 miles of dirt roads, and about 200 miles of hiking trails the park offers nearly limitless opportunities for scenic driving, hiking, camping, backpacking, mountain biking, horseback riding, bird watching, wildlife observation, and stargazing. Additionally, the Rio Grande borders the park for 118 miles providing options for half-day floats to extended excursion by raft, canoe, or kayak.
Vast undeveloped areas in Big Bend National Park provide excellent opportunities for backpacking, river trips, horseback riding, and mountain biking. more...
Learn more about the nature, science, history, and culture of Big Bend National Park with a ranger as your guide. more...
Did You Know?
Persimmon Gap has long been a natural gateway for travelers to the Big Bend. The Comanche Trail passed through the gap, a ranch-era store was located there, as well as the modern visitor center and park entrance.