NOTE: Big Bend's phased re-opening is designed to gradually allow increased access, while maintaining employee, visitor, and local community safety, and to avoid overwhelming the area’s limited medical services. The NPS will monitor conditions, and expand or contract operations as health conditions warrant.
Big Bend National Park is partially open.
The National Park Service will determine further reopening and closures according to the local and regional status of the pandemic, following the advice of the federal, state and local public health officials.
CURRENT STATUS of PARK FACILITIES & SERVICES:
Open Areas & Facilities:
All Park Roads
Paved and unpaved
All Hiking Trails
(except Hot Springs Historic District and associated trails)
Chisos Basin Campground
By Reservation only via www.recreation.gov
Rio Grande Village RV Campground
By reservation only. 50% capacity.
Chisos Mountains Lodge
Both Chisos Backpacking sites and Primitive Roadside Campsites available
Rio Grande open for private and commercial river trips within Big Bend National Park.
Panther Junction Gas Station & Store
Open daily 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Lodge Curio & Gift Shop
Chisos Basin Store
Open daily 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rio Grande Village, and Castolon Stores:
Open, Limited Hours see details
Outdoor Ranger Information Kiosks - open Daily
Stop by and meet a ranger, plan your visit, ask questions, get your park passport stamp, pick up a junior ranger book, and learn more about YOUR park.
Closed Areas and Facilities
Last updated: October 21, 2020