• 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

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Big Bend National Park depends on dedicated volunteers to perform duties and complete projects that would not be completed without their assistance. Approximately 300 volunteers contribute 50,000 hours of work every year. Whether manning our visitor centers and campgrounds or patrolling our backcountry trails, our volunteers protect our valuable resources and help visitors learn about and more safely enjoy the wonders of Big Bend National Park.
 

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Did You Know?

Park entrance sign, 1948

Lon Garrison, the second Superintendent of the park was once asked, “Is it true that the state of Texas wanted a National Park so badly that it bought one and gave it to the United States?” More...