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Big Bend National Park, TX

National Park Service

Overview

There is a place in Far West Texas where night skies are dark as coal and rivers carve temple-like canyons in ancient limestone. Here, at the end of the road, hundreds of bird species take refuge in a solitary mountain range surrounded by weather-beaten desert. Tenacious cactus bloom in sublime southwestern sun, and diversity of species is the best in the country. This magical place is Big Bend.

Recreational Activities:

  • AUTO TOURING
  • BIKING
  • CAMPING
  • FISHING
  • HIKING
  • HORSE CAMPING
  • HORSEBACK RIDING
  • PADDLING
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING

Address:

PO Box 129
Big Bend National Park,TX,79834
Phone: (432) 477 2251
Email: bibe_info@nps.gov

Directions:

Several Texas highways lead to Big Bend National Park: If traveling south from Alpine, TX, follow TX 118 through Study Butte, TX where the highway enters the park through Maverick Entrance Station. Park headquarters is 23 miles from this west entrance. If traveling from the west, follow Texas FM 170 from Presidio, TX to Study Butte, TX, then turn right on TX 118 to enter the park through the west entrance. If traveling from the east, take US 385 south from Marathon, TX which enters the park through the north entrance at Persimmon Gap. Persimmon Gap is 26 miles from park headquarters.

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