Big Bend National Park is a backpacker's paradise. For those who come prepared, there are hundreds of miles of trails, and vast expanses to explore. The following information will help you plan for your dream adventure.
Backcountry Use Permits
Backpacking Group Size Limit
Chisos Mountains Backcountry Campsites
Backpackers in the Chisos Mountains can choose from forty-two designated campsites. A backcountry permit is required. Your permit will designate your specific sites for specific nights. Permits are currently only available online via www.recreation.gov
Backpacking in the Desert
Overnight desert backpacking is currently NOT AVAILABLE.
Desert Backpacking Zone Map
Last updated: October 19, 2020