• 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?

Hikers along the South Rim Trail

In 1944, Big Bend's first year of operation as a national park, only 1,409 visitors entered the park. Today, annual visitation averages around 350,000 visitors. More...