Alerts & Conditions


Friday, September 23
What Places/Roads are Closed?

Prolonged rainfall has resulted some of the park's roads to become impassable and dangerous to travel. Park Rangers are evaluating roads and reopening them as soon as conditions improve.

The following paved roads remain CLOSED:
Road between Santa Elena River Access (Boat Take-out) and Santa Elena Canyon
Cottonwood Campground is OPEN

The following dirt roads remain CLOSED:
Old Maverick Road, River Road (West of Glenn Spring Road), and Black Gap Road.

The Boquillas Port of Entry is OPEN.


Lost Mine Trail is OPEN.

Hot Springs Trail
The Hot Springs Historic Area is open. The riverside trail to the actual Hot Springs has been heavily damaged/eroded by the Rio Grande and is closed. The Hot Springs are flooded and covered by the Rio Grande at this time.

Santa Elena Canyon Trail
The trail remains closed. The Santa Elena Canyon Trailhead and parking area is closed and inaccessible at this time.


Covid-19 Response Level

Big Bend National Park has been directed by the Department of Interior (DOI) to use Center of Disease Controls (CDC) COVID Community Levels to put in place guidance and masking requirements to protect our community, park employees, and visitors.

  • As of Thursday, September 8, Brewster County is at the LOW Community Level. Masking is optional.
  • Check the latest CDC Covid Community Levels

Helpful Information

Last updated: September 23, 2022

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Big Bend National Park , TX 79834-0129



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