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.

Visitor Centers

  • Panther Junction
    Open daily, 8:30am–5:00pm. Reduced hours on Christmas day.
  • Chisos Basin
    Open daily, 8:30am–4:00pm. Closed for lunch. Reduced hours on Christmas day.
    NOTE: Closed for renovations 6/24/19 for up to 120 days
  • Persimmon Gap
    Open seasonally, November 1 - April 30, 10:00am-4:00pm.
    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.
Boquillas Crossing Port of Entry
Summer Season operating hours are
9:00am - 6:00pm Fridays through Mondays
(closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays).
Concession Hours
Forever Resorts operates a variety of facilities and services in Big Bend National Park.

Last updated: June 19, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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


(432) 477-2251

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