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Big Bend National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Big Bend National Park - News section for more.

  • National Park Service selects new superintendent of Big Bend National Park

    May 7, 2024 | 7:00 am

    The National Park Service has selected Anjna O’Connor as superintendent of Big Bend National Park. O’Connor will begin her new assignment on May 19.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Boquillas Port of Entry Begins Summer Schedule April 28

    April 15, 2024 | 12:24 pm

    The Boquillas Port of Entry within Big Bend National Park, providing access to the town of Boquillas, Coahuila, Mexico will change to the summer schedule beginning Sunday, April 28. Starting Friday, May 3, the crossing will be open four days a week, Fridays through Mondays.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Visitor Fatality from Apparent Suicide

    March 21, 2024 | 8:00 am

    On Wednesday, March 20, the park received reports of an injured visitor along the Grapevine Hills Road. Responding rangers located the body of an 80-year-old man from Alpine, TX. The scene was investigated by the National Park Service, FBI, and Texas Rangers and the cause of death was determined to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Public Meetings: Chisos Basin Construction and Public Access Planning

    March 13, 2024 | 8:00 am

    Join acting Park Superintendent Chad Tinney and park staff to learn about the upcoming demolition/construction of the new Chisos Mountains Lodge, and discussion about changes to public access to the Chisos Basin area during the two-year project. Meetings in Terlingua 3/25 and Alpine 3/28.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Busy Spring Break Expected at Big Bend

    March 4, 2024 | 8:00 am

    Spring in the Chihuahuan Desert lures many visitors to remote West Texas, especially during the months of March and April. Big Bend is experiencing record visitation and those who anticipate spending spring break 2024 in the park will need to plan ahead and be prepared.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Emergency Road Repairs at the Maverick Entrance

    February 22, 2024 | 8:00 am

    Beginning Monday, February 26 crews will be making emergency repairs along the main park entrance road. Visitors accessing Big Bend National Park from Highway 118 to the western entrance near Study Butte/Terlingua will encounter single lane traffic and delays of up to 1 hour.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Temporary Closures for Herbicide Applications

    February 2, 2024 | 8:00 am

    From February 8 to February 10, a team will be cutting down and applying herbicide to invasive salt cedars (Tamarix spp.) in the Hot Springs area. During this time, visitors may encounter a temporary closure along the river from Gravel Pit to Hot Springs Canyon.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Temporary Closures to Protect Nesting Falcons

    January 30, 2024 | 3:00 pm

    Beginning February 1st and continuing through May 31st, the National Park Service (NPS) will again temporarily close select areas in the Chisos Mountains to protect nesting falcons.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Visitor Fatality at Big Bend National Park

    December 26, 2023 | 9:00 am

    On Sunday, December 24 Big Bend National Park rangers responded to the Chisos Mountains Lodge where a male visitor had collapsed and was unresponsive. Despite extended CPR and the use of an AED, all efforts to resuscitate the patient were unsuccessful.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Big Bend Announces Selection of Park Concessioner

    December 6, 2023 | 9:00 am

    The National Park Service announced today the selection of Casa Grande Hospitality, LLC, a subsidiary of Aramark, to provide concession services within Big Bend National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov