Big Bend National Park
Alpine, Texas (Brewster County)

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About the National Park

Big 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.

Park Ratings

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Campsites/Overnight Facilities**** 4 star
Leashed Pets Permitted?Animated Running Dog 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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The nearest major Texas cities are: Alpine

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29.2978° Latitude    -103.2297° Longitude (WGS84/NAD83; decimal degrees)
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Volunteer Opportunities

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Official Contact Information

The National Park is managed by the National Park Service.

National Park Service Big Bend National Park
P.O. Box 129
Big Bend National Park, TX 79834

Telephone: (915)477-2251