Last updated: March 23, 2016
Alerts & Conditions
Rio Grande Village Campground Closure Extended Until 10/31/17The campground is closed for maintenance until October 31, 2017. The camp store will remain open without showers or laundry facilities. The RV campground is open with electrical hookups however there is no water, sewage, or dump station available.
High Temperature WarningDangerous heat indexes are normal for this time of year. Temperatures at low and mid elevations can be well over 100 degrees, with heat indexes over 115. Avoid activity mid-day. Protect yourself from the sun. Check tires. Have extra water.
Be Bear AwareWhile visiting the park please secure all food inside hardtop vehicles or in bear boxes provided at campsites. Coolers are not bear-proof!
Seasonal Closure of Visitor CentersThe Castolon Visitor Center and the Rio Grande Village Visitor Center are closed for the summer season. Check the park website for operating hours of the other visitor centers.
Severe Water ShortageA severe water shortage exists throughout the park. Visitors are limited to 5 gallons per day, and are encouraged to conserve further when possible. Please consider bringing your own water to the park.
Extreme Water Shortage in the Chisos BasinThe Chisos Basin is currently experiencing an extreme water shortage. A smoking ban on the Chisos trails continues to prevent wildfire risk. Please bring your own drinking water to the park.