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. Thank you for your patience.
Face Coverings are required in all park buildings, facilities, and outside where social distancing is not possible.
Group sizes are limited to either EIGHT people or a single household.
This includes commercial tours and tour buses.
CURRENT STATUS of PARK FACILITIES & SERVICES:
Closed Areas and Facilities
Chisos Basin closed due to South Rim Fire. This includes the road, campground, lodge, and Chisos trail system. Until Further Notice.
Hot Springs Historic area and all associated trails.
Boquillas Crossing Port of Entry to Mexico
Current Changes to Park Operations:
Masks required (Federal Mandate)
Visitor Centers Closed to Entry
Outdoor Ranger Information Stations- 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. No park film at this time. Panther Junction: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Big Bend Natural History Association:
Our Outdoor "Popup Bookstore" is open daily at Panther Junction during peak hours.
Stop by and browse our selection of educational materials and keepsakes. Trail guides, books, maps, hats, mugs, etc.
Or, purchase park maps, books, and educational souvenirs through the online bookstore at www.bigbendbookstore.org
Rio Grande Village: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Persimmon Gap: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Castolon: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rio Grande Village, Cottonwood
Chisos Basin Closed due to wildfire.
Chisos Mountains backpacking campsites currently closed due to South Rim Fire. Outer Mountain Loop backpacking closed at this time. Until further notice.
Permits for desert wilderness backpacking, river permits, and primitive roadside sites along the Maverick Road, Glenn Springs Road, and remote River Road are available in person only at Panther Junction and Chisos Basin Visitor Centers. NOTE: A rugged high-clearance 4x4 vehicle is required to access these campsites.
Rio Grande Village RV Park
Full RV Hookups. By reservation only. 75% capacity.
You MUST call 432-477-2293 to make arrangements