• 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?

Russell E. Dickenson

Russell E. Dickenson, eleventh Director of the National Park Service (May, 1980-March, 1985) served as Chief Ranger at Big Bend National Park in 1955-56. He later recalled that "Big Bend was a compression of ten years of experience into one." More...