• 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.

Support Your Park

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Do your part
America's National Parks belong to everyone. Support from the public is essential to maintain them. This support can come in many forms: financial, gifts of material goods, volunteer efforts, or political support.

  • Big Bend Natural History Association (BBNHA) operates bookstores in each of the visitor centers in Big Bend National Park, as well as at the Amistad National Recreation Area. Proceeds from sales directly benefit park operations and support interpretive programs and materials. The BBNHA bookstore offers a wide variety of trip planning materials, including maps and river guides.

  • Friends of Big Bend National Park
    Founded in 1996, the Friends of Big Bend National Park is a private, not-for-profit organization with a mission to support, promote, and raise funds for Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River. The Friends of Big Bend National Park has funded critical projects including wildlife research programs, purchase of air and water quality monitoring equipment, and the construction and renovation of the park infrastructure.

  • Volunteer
    Be a part of our great volunteer team at Big Bend National Park and make a difference!

Did You Know?

Southwestern earless lizard

Big Bend has the largest number of reptile species (57) of all the National Parks. More...