Big Bend National Park News
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Temporary Closures for Herbicide Application
May 23, 2022 | 10:00 am
From May 29 to June 1, resource staff will be applying herbicide to control non-native giant cane (Arundo donax) in the area around Rio Grande Village. During this time, there will be a temporary closure along the river from Daniels Ranch picnic area to the Rio Grande Village Nature Trail.
Proposed Chisos Mountains Lodge Replacement
April 26, 2022 | 9:00 am
On April 21, the National Park Service hosted a virtual “first look” presentation on the current status and future of the Chisos Mountains Lodge. A recording of the presentation is now available for online viewing.
Wildfire on the South Rim Contained
April 22, 2022 | 8:00 am
A wildfire on the remote South Rim of the Chisos Mountains that started on Wednesday, April 20th was officially declared contained at 30 acres on Thursday afternoon.
Wildfire Along the South Rim Trail
April 21, 2022 | 7:00 am
A wildfire is currently active in the rugged and remote South Rim area of the Chisos Mountains. The fire is estimated at 1.5 acres in size. Crews will be working to contain the fire today.
First Look: Proposed Chisos Mountains Lodge Replacement
April 18, 2022 | 8:00 am
To celebrate National Park Week, Big Bend National Park staff invite you to participate in a special virtual presentation on Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 PM Central for a special “first look” on the current status and future of the Chisos Mountains Lodge.
Boquillas Port of Entry Begins Summer Schedule May 1
April 14, 2022 | 10:00 am
The Boquillas Port of Entry within Big Bend National Park, providing access to the town of Boquillas, Mexico, will change to the summer schedule beginning Sunday, May 1st. The port will be open Friday through Monday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Desert Bighorn Sheep - Aoudad Survey to Begin April 11
April 8, 2022 | 12:00 pm
During the week of April 11th, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will be surveying bighorn sheep and aoudad (Barbary sheep) in Big Bend National Park. TPWD biologists will be using a helicopter in the remote Mesa de Anguila area of the park to search for both species.
Temporary Closures for Prescribed Burn April 6-7
April 5, 2022 | 8:00 am
On April 6th and 7th, Big Bend National Park staff plan to initiate a 43-acre prescribed burn along the Rio Grande to control exotic giant cane. During this time, there will be temporary closures in the Daniel’s Ranch area, the Rio Grande Village Nature Trail, and the Rio Grande Village boat launch.
Visitor Fatality on Hot Springs Canyon Trail
March 30, 2022 | 12:00 pm
On Monday, March 28 at approximately 4:20 PM, park rangers responded to a 53-year-old female hiker in medical distress. All attempts to revive the victim were unsuccessful.
Busy Spring Break Expected in Big Bend
March 1, 2022 | 7:00 am
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 (up 25% since 2019), and those who anticipate spending spring break 2022 in the park will need to plan ahead and be prepared.