• 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.

Volunteer Handbook

Welcome Volunteers!

Here is a handbook on the policies and procedures of Big Bend National Park's Volunteer-In-Parks Program. If you would like a hardcopy of this handbook, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteer handbook [1MB PDF file]

Did You Know?

Cavalry troops in the Big Bend

A reporter who accompanied a 1916 military expedition into Big Bend region of Texas described the area in the following terms, "The country isn't bad. It's just worse. Worse the moment you set foot from the train, and then, after that, just worser and worser." More...