Big Bend National Park, Texas

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

(432) 477-2251

Description: Big Bend National Park has a national significance as the largest protected area of Chihuahuan Desert topography and ecology in the United States. It is a world of species diversity, a land of borders where countries and cultures meet.

What To Do: The park offers nearly limitless opportunities for extreme outdoor activities:

  • Scenic driving
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Backpacking
  • Mountain biking
  • Horseback riding
  • Bird watching
  • Wildlife observation
  • Stargazing
  • Rafting
  • Kayaking

Campsites: For those who wish to camp in the backcountry without having to backpack, Big Bend offers a number of primitive campsites along backcountry roads.

  • Croton Springs
  • Grapevine Hills
  • Hannold Draw
  • K-Bar
  • Nine Point Draw
  • Old Maverick Road
  • Paint Gap

Toilets /Showers: Restrooms are accessible.

Operating Hours: Park entrances are open 24 hours daily, all year.

Fees: Entrance passes range from $12 to $50. Camping fee is $14 per night ($7 per night with applicable pass).

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