• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

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  • 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.

Average Temperature and Rainfall

The table below is based on average temperatures at the Panther Junction park headquarters. Temperatures in the higher mountain areas vary about 5-10 degrees below those shown, while temperatures along the Rio Grande can be 5-10 degrees higher. Sunshine is abundant most of the year. Infrequent and brief periods of cloudy weather may occur during the winter months. While snow is rare and generally light, occasional cold fronts can bring temperatures well below freezing.


Month Average Max. Temp (°F) Average Min. Temp (°F) Monthly Precip. Average (inches) Cumulative Precip. Average (inches)
January 60.9 35.0 .46 .46
February 66.2 37.8 .34 .80
March 77.4 45.3 .31 1.11
April 80.7 52.3 .70 1.81
May 88.0 59.3 1.50 3.31
June 94.2 65.5 1.93 5.24
July 92.9 68.3 2.09 7.33
August 91.1 66.4 2.35 9.68
September 86.4 61.9 2.12 11.80
October 78.8 52.7 2.27 14.07
November 68.5 42.3 .70 14.77
December 62.2 36.4 .57 15.34


Did You Know?

Signing land deeds at Johnson's Ranch

In 1942 the state of Texas spent $1.5 million dollars to acquire privately-owned lands in the Big Bend area in order to create the park. Paying between $1-5 dollars per acre, the state obtained all but 2% of the original acreage of the park in this manner. More...