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Big Bend National Park 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...

Entrance Fees

Big Bend Entrance Fee--Individual - $12
Fee applicable to one individual walking in or bicycling in and is valid for 7 days.
Non-commercial groups with vehicle capacity of 16 or more - $12
Non-commercial groups with a vehicle capacity of 16 or more pay a $12.00 per person fee. Children 15 and younger are free. Annual and lifetime passes may be used.
Commercial Group Fee - $12
$12 per client; passes may not be used. Business is required to obtain commercial use authorization. Bus tours, 25 person capacity or greater, $200 (commercial use authorization not required).
Big Bend Entrance Fee--Motorcycle - $25
Fee applicable to one motorcycle; valid for 7 days.
Non-commercial groups with vehicle capacity 15 or less - $25
Non-commercial groups with a vehicle capacity of 15 or less pay a per vehicle fee.
Big Bend Entrance Fee--Per Vehicle - $30
This fee includes all occupants of a private, non-commercial vehicle and is valid for 7 days.
Big Bend Annual Pass - $55
The Big Bend Annual Pass covers entrance fees to Big Bend National Park. Pass is available at Big Bend National Park entrance stations or the Panther Junction Visitor Center. Pass is non-transferable.