Big Bend National Park COVID-19 Status & Updates


Masks are now required for all visitors who go inside buildings and facilities in the park.
Group maximum size inside buildings and facilities is limited to twelve people.
--Please be courteous and wear a mask in areas outside if you are not fully vaccinated.

Visitors to Boquillas Mexico are required to wear masks indoors (restaurant).
This is a current law in the Mexican state of Coahuilla.

Maximum Group Size Limits:

Group sizes are limited to a maximum of TWELVE people inside buildings and facilities.

Organized groups require a
special use permit.

NOTE: Special Use Permits are issued on a case by case basis

  • On November 1, 2021, the group limit under a Special Use Permit will be a maximum of 50 participants.

  • Please allow at least 4 weeks for the processing of a permit.


Current Changes to Park Operations:

All visitors to federal buildings are required to wear masks. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear masks when within six feet of other people not in their traveling party.

Latest NPS Guidance on Masks

Chisos Mountains Lodge

Limited availability. Reservations REQUIRED
Call 432-477-2291.

Chisos Mountains Restaurant
Dining Room Hours:

Breakfast: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Lunch: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, last seating at 3:30
Dinner: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, last seating at 8:30


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Last updated: November 22, 2021

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Mailing Address:

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



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