Plan Your Visit
Once a remote and seemingly inhospitable area reached only by miles of dirt roads, Big Bend has become one of the most popular vacation destinations in the state of Texas visited by an average of 300,000 visitors each year. Scenic vistas, diverse wildlife, historic sites, and border culture rank among the features visitors enjoy in Big Bend.
Download our Visitor Guide, The Paisano, for comprehensive information about visiting Big Bend National Park.
Be Sure to Stop at the Panther Junction Visitor Center
For information, orientation, exhibits, park video, maps, books, and free brochures, the Panther Junction Visitor Center is a great place to start your adventure.
Lodging in the Chisos Basin
The Chisos Mountains Lodge, operated by Forever Resorts, Inc., is located in the Chisos Basin at 5,400 feet elevation. The lodge offers a variety of rooms and cottages, plus a gift shop and dining room. The lodge is open year-round.
Last updated: October 11, 2017