Reservations are not needed to enter Big Bend National Park, but normal entrance fees will be collected at all park entrance stations. America the Beautiful Annual Passes, Senior Passes, and Access Passes will be honored. Entrance stations are open daily.
Backcountry Use Permits
Commercial Filming Permits
ReservationsAdvance reservations for camping and lodging are highly recommended during the busy season—November through April, and during holidays.
Advance reservations for campsites are highly recommended during the busy season—November through April, and especially during peak visitation periods—Thanksgiving week, Christmas holiday season, and Spring Break.
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 accepts reservations year-round.
A selection of primitive roadside and Chisos Mountains backpacking campsites are available for online permitting up to 180 days in advance through www.recreation.gov.
From guided trips, equipment rental, shuttle services, tours, horseback riding, and more, there are a variety of services available in the local area.
Last updated: May 24, 2021