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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Big Bend National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Big Bend National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Texas and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Big Bend National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Texas and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

Big Bend National Park currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Texas and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: September 1, 2021
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Big Bend National Park Maps & Documents

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Area Map - From park brochure
Area Map
From park brochure
JPG Viewable Map File
186.18 KB
January 2011 screen-viewable file
201.15 KB
January 2011 print production file
938.08 KB
*downloads in a Zip file.

Big Bend Maps And Guides - Big Bend maps and guides
Big Bend Maps And Guides
Big Bend maps and guides
Map file from NPS.gov/bibe/ website
73.57 KB

Park Map - From \
Park Map
From \"Big Bend National Park\" handbook, pages 112113
September 1999 full resolution shaded relief file
958.98 KB
JPG Viewable Map File
1.39 MB
December 1999 screen-viewable file
457.73 KB
December 1999 Adobe Illustrator 6.0 print production file
500.00 KB
*downloads in a Zip file.

Park Map - From park brochure
Park Map
From park brochure
2017 screen-viewable file
665.75 KB
2017 screen-viewable file
10.82 MB
2017 print production file
42.68 MB
*downloads in a Zip file.
2017 high-resolution shaded relief file
18.90 MB
*downloads in a Zip file.