Big Bend National Park News
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Missing Hiker Rescued
November 17, 2023 | 12:00 pm
At approximately 9:30 am on November 17, search teams located 25-year-old Christy Perry who was reported missing since November 9 in Big Bend National Park.
Search Continues for Missing Hiker
November 17, 2023 | 7:00 am
The search for a missing hiker, Christy Perry, continues today. Christy Perry is a 25-year-old female, 5' 2" tall and weighs 100 pounds. She has brown hair and a fair complexion. Her last known location was the beginning of the Lost Mine Trail.
Search Underway for Missing Hiker
November 16, 2023 | 7:00 am
A search is currently underway for a hiker reported missing after her family reported that she did not return home from a trip to Big Bend National Park. Christy Perry is a 25-year-old female, 5' 2" tall and weighs 100 pounds. She has brown hair and a fair complexion. She was last seen at the Lost Mine Trail.
Big Bend Ranger Recognized for 20 Years of EMT Service
November 13, 2023 | 9:00 am
Park Ranger Cathy Buckingham was recently recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians for achieving 20 consecutive years of National EMS Certification. This distinction is an honor held by very few EMS professionals.
Boquillas Crossing Begins Winter Schedule o
October 17, 2023 | 3:00 pm
The Boquillas Port of Entry within Big Bend National Park, providing access to the town of Boquillas, Coahuila, Mexico, will change to the winter schedule beginning Thursday, November 2. The crossing will be open five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday. 9a-5p
Wildlife Project Will Temporarily Close Sections of the Park
September 25, 2023 | 6:00 am
During the first two weeks of October, biologists will be conducting helicopter surveys for bighorn sheep and aoudad in Big Bend National Park. The Deadhorse Mountains and surrounding areas, including the Dagger Flat Road and Old Ore Road will be temporarily closed starting October 3.
Grassroots “Keep Big Bend Wild” Group Wins National Wilderness Stewardship Award
August 24, 2023 | 10:00 am
For their contributions to rejuvenate wilderness designation efforts at Big Bend National Park, a grassroots group of citizens known as “Keep Big Bend Wild” is the recipient of the 2023 NPS Excellence in Wilderness Stewardship Award, in the External Partner category.
Recent Study Shows Big Bend’s Sustained Economic Benefit to Local Communities
August 22, 2023 | 8:00 am
A new report shows that in 2022, 514,000 visitors spent over $48 million in local gateway regions while visiting Big Bend National Park and Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River. The spending supported 659 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $56 million.
Two Visitor Fatalities in Big Bend
June 24, 2023 | 9:00 am
On June 23, during 119 degree extreme heat, Big Bend National Park’s Communications Center received a call for emergency assistance along the Marufo Vega Trail. Rangers and Border Patrol Agents located a 14 year old boy deceased along the trail, and soon after located the stepfather deceased at the scene of a crashed vehicle. The incident remains under investigation.
Temporary Closures for Herbicide Application
May 31, 2023 | 8:00 am
From June 3 to June 7, a team of biologists and resource staff will be applying herbicide to control non-native giant cane along the river in the Rio Grande Village area. During this time, visitors may encounter temporary closures in affected areas. The Rio Grande Village boat ramp will remain open, and use of the river will not be closed.