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.
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.
Did You Know?
Ward Mountain (6,925'/2,111m), which forms the southern boundary of "The Window" is named for Johnnie Ward, a cowboy who worked for the G4 ranch in the Big Bend area in the mid-1880s.