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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.

  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Temporary Closures for Prescribed Burn on 5/9-5/11

    April 20, 2023 | 9:00 am

    On May 9 through May 11, Big Bend National Park fire managers will conduct a 149-acre prescribed burn along the Rio Grande. During this project, visitors will encounter a temporary closure of the road to Boquillas Canyon.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Boquillas Port of Entry Switches to Summer Schedule on May 1

    April 11, 2023 | 12:00 pm

    The Boquillas Port of Entry within Big Bend National Park, providing access to the town of Boquillas, Coahuila, Mexico will change to the summer schedule beginning Monday, May 1st. The port will be open four days a week, Friday through Monday.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Visitor Fatality on Hot Springs Canyon Trail

    March 7, 2023 | 12:00 pm

    On Monday, March 6, Big Bend National Park’s Communications Center received a call requesting emergency assistance for a hiker along the Hot Springs Canyon Trail. A team of Park Rangers and a U.S. Border Patrol Agent responded and immediately began CPR. Unfortunately, all attempts to revive the hiker were unsuccessful.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Temporary Closures for Herbicide Applications

    March 1, 2023 | 12:00 pm

    From March 3 to March 5, a team will be cutting down and applying herbicide to invasive salt cedars (Tamarix spp.) in the Hot Springs Canyon area. During this time, visitors may encounter a temporary closure along the river from Gravel Pit to Daniels Ranch.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Busy Spring Break Expected at Big Bend

    February 28, 2023 | 12:00 pm

    Spring in the Chihuahuan Desert has always lured many visitors to remote West Texas, especially during the months of March and April. Big Bend is already experiencing record visitation and those who anticipate spending spring break 2023 in the park will need to plan ahead and be prepared.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Downed Powerline Sparks Small Wildfire in the Chisos

    February 24, 2023 | 12:00 pm

    A quick response from Big Bend National Park fire personnel halted a small wildfire caused by wind-downed power lines in the Chisos Mountains.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Visitor Fatality on the Pinnacles Trail

    February 19, 2023 | 10:01 am

    On the afternoon of February 18, Big Bend National Park received notice of a 56-year-old male experiencing chest pains while hiking the Pinnacles Trail. All attempts to revive the victim were unsuccessful.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • North Rosillos Found Eligible for Wilderness Designation

    February 3, 2023 | 12:00 pm

    Over 99 square miles of rugged mountains and sweeping desert expanses in the northern reaches of Big Bend National Park have been determined eligible for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System. This administrative determination does not make a recommendation to Congress for designation and has no impact on public use, nor does it change current management. Rather, it recognizes the wilderness characteristics of these lands which had not previously been assessed.   

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Temporary Closures to Protect Nesting Falcons

    January 20, 2023 | 12:00 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