Splendid Isolation, the Big Bend...

There is a place in Far West Texas where night skies are dark as coal and rivers carve temple-like canyons in ancient limestone. Here, at the end of the road, hundreds of bird species take refuge in a solitary mountain range surrounded by weather-beaten desert. Tenacious cactus bloom in sublime southwestern sun, and diversity of species is the best in the country. This magical place is Big Bend.

Backcountry camping in the Chisos Mtns has been temporarily closed due to increased bear activity.

Chisos Backcountry Campsite Closures

Some backcountry campsites in the Chisos Mountains have been temporarily closed due to increased bear activity.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Big Bend National Park, TX 79834-0129

Phone:

(432) 477-2251

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