Operating Hours & Seasons

Basin Visitor Center
Chisos Basin Visitor Center

Park Entrances

Park entrances are open 24 hours daily, all year. Entrance fee stations have variable seasons and hours.

Arriving After Hours

Park entrances are always open and you can arrive at any hour, but entrance fee stations and visitor centers may be closed after normal business hours.

All park campgrounds are by reservation only at www.recreation.gov. Lodge guests should contact the lodge if arriving after business hours.


Visitor Centers

  • Panther Junction
    Daily 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Chisos Basin
    Daily 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (closed for lunch)
  • Rio Grande Village
    November 2 - April
    Daily 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    (closed for lunch)
  • Persimmon Gap
    November - April
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (closed for lunch)
  • Castolon
    November - April,
    Thursday-Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (closed for lunch)

Concession Facilities and Hours

Aramark operates a variety of facilities and services in Big Bend National Park. Hours for service stations, the Chisos Basin restaurant, and camper stores can be found here.


Boquillas Crossing Port of Entry

Days of operation change throughout the year.
Passport required.


Last updated: November 2, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Big Bend National Park, TX 79834-0129



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