Operating Hours & Seasons


Park Entrances

Park entrances are open 24 hours daily, all year. Entrance fee stations have variable seasons and hours.

Arriving After Hours

Park entrances are always open and you can arrive at any hour, but entrance fee stations and visitor centers may be closed after normal business hours.

All park campgrounds are by reservation only at www.recreation.gov. Lodge guests should contact the lodge if arriving after business hours.


Visitor Centers

  • Panther Junction
    Daily 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Chisos Basin
    Daily 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (closed for lunch)
  • Rio Grande Village
    Closed for summer
  • Persimmon Gap
    Closed for summer
  • Castolon
    Closed for summer

Concession Facilities and Hours

Forever Resorts operates a variety of facilities and services in Big Bend National Park. Hours for service stations, the Chisos Basin restaurant, and camper stores can be found here.

Boquillas Crossing Port of Entry



Last updated: August 26, 2021

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Mailing Address:

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



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