• Sit for a spell under a cottonwood tree and view the Franklin Mountains, seemingly nestled between the U.S. and Mexico flags in front of the visitor center. The two flags reflect our heritage; this land once belonging to Mexico and now to the U.S.

    Chamizal

    National Memorial Texas

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  • Alcohol Ban for Visitor Safety

    From June 1 through August 31, the consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages without a permit is prohibited. During Music Under the Stars concerts, alcohol may be purchased within the memorial boundary. More »

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an entrance fee to visit the Memorial?
There is no fee to visit the park. However, groups of 50 or more must obtain a special use permit at least two weeks in advance of their arrival date. Cost: $50.00 application fee.

Are there Volunteer Opportunities at the Memorial?
The volunteer program at Chamizal National Memorial offers a wide variety of opportunities for interested individuals. Our volunteers help organize and accomplish special events like Music Under the Stars, Junior Ranger Day, and the Siglo de Oro Drama Festival. They also lend a hand to our staff in clerical duties, interpretation and education outreach activities, and maintenance work. Come join our team of volunteers and see what Chamizal National Memorial has to offer you and our community.

For more information regarding Chamizal National Memorial volunteer program, please contact the Park Volunteer Coordinator at 915-532-7273 x127.

Are there picnic facilities available at the park?
The Memorial has a limited number of tables and grills located in different areas of the park that are available on a first-come/first-serve basis.

Comida al aire libre en el parque
En las áreas noroeste, sur central y sur del parque hay 9 mesas para picnic y parrillas cubiertas distribuidas. Se permite hacer picnic en cualquier parte del predio del parque. Le pedimos que coloque toda la basura en un bote de basura y no traiga piñatas, huevos con confeti o recipientes de vidrio al predio para ayudarnos a mantenerlo limpio y hermoso. Estos objetos no están permitidos en el parque. Invitamos a los visitantes a traer sus propias mesas y sillas para picnic.

Los baños públicos y las fuentes de agua para beber están ubicadas en el área sur-central del predio, en el Centro para visitantes y en el edificio de administración (durante las horas hábiles).

Is camping allowed at the Memorial?
No, overnight camping is not allowed. The park closes each night at 10:00 PM.

Can we leave our cars park at the Memorial while visiting Mexico?
The Memorial's parking lot is strictly for park visitors. We recommend you park your vehicle at one of the commercial lots located in downtown El Paso (approx. 1 mile west of the park).

Is the Rio Grande river accessible from the park?
No, there are two major highways between the park and the river. Trails along the river are accessible further up and down the river in more rural areas.

Did You Know?

Rio Grande / Rio Bravo river

The only natural boundary between the United States and Mexico is the Rio Grande River, which was established in 1848 by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The Rio Bravo, as the river is known in Mexico, makes up about 1000 miles of the 2000-mile border between the two countries.