SUMMARY OF FINAL GENERAL MANAGEMENT PLAN
For purposes of this discussion, this summary is restricted to part 4 of
the Final General Management Plan: The Plan
A. Boundary Establishment and Interest in Adjacent
Seek no interest in land through such means as fee simple title,
reserved use and occupancy, or easements. Rather, it is the intent of
the National Park Service to establish agreements with landowners to
preserve existing natural and cultural values of the Wild and Scenic
River and the adjacent land area, and to provide for the public use of
The NPS will establish the boundary of the Wild and Scenic River
to be from the international boundary to the gradient boundary on the
United States side.
The river bed of the section of the Wild and Scenic River
downstream from Big Bend National Park is the property of the state of
Texas. The NPS will discuss with the state of Texas the possibility of
donating the river bed to the National Park Service.
B. Management Zoning
The entire wild and scenic river will be zoned NATURAL, with wild and
scenic zones designated in the following areas.
||Talley to Solis|
Boquillas Canyon entrance to Boquillas Canyon exit
Reagan Canyon to San Francisco Canyon.
||Remainder of Wild and Scenic River|
Two areas will be zoned public access points pending agreements with
landowners. They are: Dryden Crossing, south of Dryden, Texas; and La
Linda, on the Mexican side of the river.
The Park Development Zone at Persimmon gap, in Big Bend National Park
will contain new housing and serve as a contact
for both the Wild and Scenic River and Big Bend National Park. All
administrative and Maintenance facilities for the Wild and Scenic river
will be housed in existing, facilities at Panther Junction.
Last Updated: 27-Apr-2005