Park Planning

Rio Grande Autumn
Rio Grande Autumn

NPS Photo/Blake Trester

National Park Service prepares a variety of planning and environmental documents to help guide it in managing park resources. These documents can range from site-specific impact analyses on facility locations, specific use-type such as backcountry or river use, to broader park-wide plans for future use and management of the park.

Plans and Projects

An archive of completed projects as well as projects without documents open for comment may be found on the PEPC website.


Park Plans

General Management Plan - approved May 2004
Backcountry Management Plan - approved December 1995
Comprehensive Interpretive Plan - approved October 2004
Fire Management Plan - approved October 2005
Recreational River Use Management Plan - approved March 1997
Exotic Animal Management Plan - 2018
Exotic Plant Management Plan - 2018
Trespass Livestock Management Plan - 2018

Last updated: November 30, 2018

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Mailing Address:

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


(432) 477-2251

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