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About the National ParkBig Bend exemplifies "wild Texas" -- rugged and scenic grandeur; natural and beautiful; rich in life and history. Located on the Texas-Mexico border, this expansive park features abundant backpacking, bicycling, camping, canoeing, whitewater rafting, hiking, and horseback riding opportunities.
Explanation of Symbols Campsites/Overnight Facilities 4 star Leashed Pets Permitted? YES Picnic Areas/Playgrounds 1 star Solitude 4 star Trail System 4 star Water Recreation 2 star Wildlife 4 star Ratings are based on a scale of 0 (low) to 4 (high).
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LocationThe nearest major Texas cities are: Alpine
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Coordinates for GPS Users:29.2978° Latitude -103.2297° Longitude (WGS84/NAD83; decimal degrees)
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ReservationsReserve Now for campsites or other park facilities.
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Volunteer OpportunitiesCheck the park's volunteer opportunities for detailed information. Volunteers are needed for activities such as visitor services, trail maintenance, construction, office/computer work and some biological work.
Official Contact InformationThe National Park is managed by the National Park Service.
Big Bend National Park
P.O. Box 129
Big Bend National Park, TX 79834