The “big bend” region of Texas, named for a horseshoe curve where the Rio Grande River carves canyons into the mountains along the border of the far southwestern portion of the state, is home to the first and largest national park in Texas. Encompassing over 1,250 square miles, including over one hundred miles of the Rio Grande River corridor, Big Bend National Park represents part of the northern reaches of the great Chihuahuan Desert, the second largest desert in the Western Hemisphere.
Big Bend National Park
$25 per vehicle for up to 7 days. For additional use fees, please contact the park directly.
Panther Junction Visitor Center: Daily 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.