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Wildfire at Big Bend National Park Forces Closure of Trails, Campsites

By Friday afternoon, park officials said the wildfire had spread across 250 acres of the Chisos Mountains, a popular destination for hikers. 

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Going To Big Bend National Park? Despite Gov. Abbott Lifting COVID-19 Restrictions, You’ll Still Need A Mask

Officials at Big Bend National Park say Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s rollback on the state’s mask mandate has “no impact” on park rules, and visitors are still required to wear a mask in all park buildings, as well as in … Continue reading

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Big Bend National Park Maps Out New Trail for 2022

By Carlos Morales Beginning next year, a new trail at Big Bend National Park will take visitors on a brushy, three-mile trek around the base of Lone Mountain.  Dubbed simply as the Lone Mountain Trail, park officials describe the new … Continue reading

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From Empty Trails To Traffic Jams, 2020 Was A Year Of Extremes In Big Bend National Park

By Carlos Morales Over the course of the pandemic, the number of people visiting Big Bend National Park has fluctuated wildly — first dropping to all-time lows in the Spring, then smashing records in the final months of last year. The … Continue reading

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Big Bend National Park Moves Into Next Phrase of Reopening

By Carlos Morales After partially reopening in August, Big Bend National park officials are moving forward with their next stage of reopening, allowing backcountry camping and giving visitors access to nearly all trails. The latest reopening phase for the far-flung … Continue reading

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Big Bend National Park Could Soon Expand By 3,500 Acres

By Carlos Morales The wide-open expanses of Big Bend National Park could grow slightly more if a small Far West Texas ranch is absorbed into the park’s boundaries.  A donation of a few thousand acres in South Terlingua could soon … Continue reading

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After COVID Recover, Big Bend National Park Will Reopen Friday

By Carlos Morales Big Bend National Park will partially reopen this week now that an employee who had previously been diagnosed with the coronavirus has recovered. The employee tested positive late last month and is now “feeling fine,” according to … Continue reading

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Big Bend National Park Will Remain Closed As An Employee Tests Positive

By Carlos Morales A newly confirmed case of coronavirus at Big Bend National Park has halted plans to reopen, according to an official familiar with the decision.  This is the second confirmed case of the virus within the park community … Continue reading

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Amid Growing Coronavirus Cases, Big Bend National Park Closes For The Second Time

By Carlos Morales A month after gradually reopening Big Bend National Park, officials have decided to close until further notice, as a resident within the park’s community has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to park management. It’s unclear how … Continue reading

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Big Bend National Park Moves Forward With Third Phase Of Reopening

By Carlos Morales After being opened for two weeks now, Big Bend National Park officials are moving forward with the next step in their multi-tiered reopening plan. Beginning Monday, limited overnight camping will be available at the Chisos Basin campground … Continue reading

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