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.

Recommendations for visiting during busy times.

Advice for Busy Times

Planning on visiting Big Bend? You're not alone! Come prepared in the event the park is busy and the campsites are full.

Primitive dirt roads in Big Bend National Park.

The Roads Less Traveled

For visitors with high-clearance, four-wheel-drive vehicles Big Bend offers over one hundred miles of primitive dirt roads to explore.

Information about visiting Boquillas, Mexico.

Visiting Boquillas, Mexico

Across the Rio Grande visitors can experience Mexican hospitality and a unique way of life in the remote village of Boquillas del Carmen.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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


(432) 477-2251

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