Goods & Services

Chisos Basin Store
Chisos Basin Store

NPS Photo/Cookie Ballou


Commercial services in Big Bend National Park are operated by Aramark, under contract with the National Park Service. This concession operator runs the Chisos Mountains Lodge, in addition to camper stores at Rio Grande Village, Castolon, Panther Junction and the Chisos Basin.

Check hours of operation of Big Bend's concession facilities:


Convenience Stores, ATMs, and WiFi

  • Convenience Stores—open year-round at Rio Grande Village, the Chisos Basin, and at Castolon. Each location carries basic camping supplies, groceries, and souvenirs. The Panther Junction Service Station also has limited groceries and souvenirs.
  • ATMs—available at the Chisos Basin store, the Rio Grande Village store, Panther Junction Service Station, and outside the park in Study Butte.
  • WiFi—available at the Chisos Mountain Lodge, Rio Grande Village Store, Panther Junction Visitor Center, Castolon Visitor Center.
    There are no public-use computer terminals in the park.

Gas/Service Stations

In the Park

  • Panther Junction Service Station—located west of the Panther Junction Visitor Center, has gas, diesel, and groceries.
  • Rio Grande Village Service Station—located at the RGV store, has gas, propane, and groceries.

Outside the Park

  • Study Butte—Big Bend Resorts and Adventures: 432-371-2483 (gas and diesel)
  • Lajitas—Lajitas General Store: 432-424-5040 (gas)
  • Terlingua—Terlingua Auto Service:432-371-2223 (auto repair and towing)
  • FM 2627(north of the park)—Stillwell Store: 432-376-2244 (gas)

Outfitters and Guides

A variety of local businesses provide guided trips, shuttles, tours, and rental gear.
For more information, visit our Local Outfitters page.


Postal Services

  • Panther Junction Post Office is open year-round; Monday–Friday: 8:00am–3:00pm; closed for lunch. Phone: 432-477-2238.
    A mail drop and stamps are also available at the Chisos Basin Store.
  • The postal zip code for Big Bend National Park is 79834.
  • Postcards and letters can be hand-cancelled with a Big Bend postmark at the Post Office during regular hours.
  • If you plan on an extended stay in the park, it is possible to receive mail sent via general delivery to the post office (advance arrangements required).
  • Due to security restrictions, the National Park Service will NOT accept UPS or FedEx packages addressed to visitors.


Recycling containers are located at all self-registered campgrounds and by all visitor centers. Big Bend diverts over 130 tons of waste from our landfill annually. For more information visit the recycling page.

Last updated: November 30, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

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



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