Learn About the Park

The beauty of Big Bend
Big Bend National Park is a geological marvel evidenced in sea fossils and dinosaur bones to volcanic dikes that mar the desert landscape. It's a world of species diversity from the meandering river corridor that sidles across the desert floor to the sky island ridge tops that reach for the stars. It's a place where you can still hear the whispers of pioneers, ranchers, miners, and Native Americans. And it's a land of borders—a place where countries and cultures meet.

Looking for more information? Explore the other pages in this section to learn more.
  • News: Stay informed with the latest news releases.
  • Photos & Multimedia: Take a visual trip through Big Bend National Park.
  • History & Culture: Learn about the lives of early settlers, ranchers, miners, and Native Americans.

  • Nature: Delve into the park's flora and fauna, geology, ecosystems, and other natural features.
  • Education: Here is the place for teachers to plan a field trip and find lesson plans.
  • Kids & Youth: See what there is for kids to do online and during your visit to Big Bend National Park.
  • Fact Sheet: How big, how many species, when established, statistics, etc.
  • Management: Meet our park staff, and view statistics, laws, and policies.
bobcats are regularly seen at Rio Grande Village

K. Williams

Last updated: November 6, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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



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