Current Conditions

Updated April, 2016

Short term temporary conditions, such as weather, river conditions and short term closures, are listed on the Daily Report, posted daily at visitor centers and campgrounds throughout the park and on the parks website.

Information included here addresses longer-term conditions, such as the Southeast Rim closure for peregrine falcon nesting, campsite closures, fire bans, and construction projects.
 
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Camping & Backcountry Campsites

  • All developed campgrounds are open.
  • To protect a popular nesting area for the peregrine falcon the Southeast Rim Trail and a portion of the Northeast Rim Trail are closed to all use until May 31. This includes all of the Southeast Rim campsites and Northeast Rim campsites 4 & 5.
  • Technical rock climbing on rock faces within 0.25 mile of known peregrine eyries, as posted, will not be allowed between February 1 and July 15.

 
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Roads & Highways

  • All park roads are currently open.
 
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Trails

  • February 1–May 31: To protect a popular nesting area for the peregrine falcon the Southeast Rim Trail and a portion of the Northeast Rim Trail, from the Boot Canyon/Southeast Rim junction to a point just north of Campsite NE-4, is closed to all use.
 
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Fire & Smoking Restrictions

  • Groundfires and woodfires are prohibited throughout the park.
  • A smoking ban is in place at Panther Junction and in the Chisos Mountains/Basin until further notice. Smoking will only be allowed at designated smoking areas (buildings with ash tray) for these two areas.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

Phone:

(432) 477-2251

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