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 entrance to the campground. Lodge guests should contact the lodge if arriving after business hours.
 

Visitor Centers

  • Panther Junction
    CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19
    Outdoor Ranger Kiosk staffed daily 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Chisos Basin
    CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19
    Outdoor Ranger Kiosk staffed daily 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Persimmon Gap
    Open seasonally, November 1 - April 30, 10:00 am-4:00 pm.
    Closed for lunch.
  • Castolon
    Open seasonally, November 1 - April 30, 10:00 am-4:00 pm.
    Closed for lunch.
  • Rio Grande Village
    Open seasonally, November 1 - April 30, 9:00 am–4:30 pm.
    Closed for lunch.
 

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

CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19
Summer Season operating hours are
Friday through Monday,
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

(closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays).

Last updated: September 29, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

Phone:

432-477-2251

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