Operating Hours & Seasons

Chisos Basin Visitor Center
Chisos Basin Visitor Center

NPS Photo/Ann Wildermuth

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. The three main park campgrounds are always open (pending site availability); self register at the campground entrance. Lodge guests should contact the lodge if arriving after business hours.
Boquillas Crossing Port of Entry

Winter Season operating hours are
8:00am - 5:00pm Wednesdays through Sundays (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays).
Concession Hours
For more information, please contact: Forever Resorts at 432-477-2291. Hours are subject to change without notice.

Visitor Centers

  • Chisos Basin
    Open daily, 8:30am–4:00pm. Closed for lunch. Reduced hours on Christmas day.
  • Panther Junction
    Open daily, 8:30am–5:00pm. Reduced hours on Christmas day.
  • Persimmon Gap
    Open seasonally, November 1 - April 30, 10:00am-4pm. Closed for lunch.
  • Castolon
    Open seasonally, November 1 -April 30, 10:00am-4:00pm. Closed for lunch.
  • Rio Grande Village
  • Open seasonally, November 1 - April 30, 9:00am–4:30pm. Closed for lunch.

Last updated: November 8, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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


(432) 477-2251

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