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    Big Bend

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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.

VIP2VIP - Volunteer Newsletter

VIP Brunch at Dugout Wells
VIP Brunch at Dugout Wells
NPS Photo/Natasha Moore
 
Check out our Big Bend National Park Volunteer Newsletter (PDF format). Published usually monthly during our volunteer season, the newsletter provides a view into the unique volunteer community here at Big Bend.
 

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Did You Know?

Ocotillo and bluebonnets

Found throughout Big Bend National Park, the ocotillo is not a cactus. Following significant rainfall, leaves will sprout, regardless of the time of year, and they will remain on the plant as long as it has adequate moisture to sustain them. More...