• 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?

The Emory Peak summit

On most maps Emory Peak is listed as 7,825 feet in elevation. Satellite measuring recently raised the height of the mountain by seven feet to 7,832 feet (2,387 meters).