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Big Bend National Park To Begin “Phased Reopening” On June 1

By Carlos Morales After being closed for nearly eight weeks, Big Bend National Park will open to the public beginning June 1 at 9 a.m., according to the park’s superintendent.

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Big Bend National Park Could Begin Phased Reopening In June. Here’s How It Would Look.

By Carlos Morales Big Bend National Park will remain closed for at least the next month and could begin a “phased reopening” as early as June 1 if certain public health criteria are met. Spurred by concerns over the coronavirus, … Continue reading

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Big Bend National Park Closes To All Visitors Out Of Coronavirus Concern

By Carlos Morales At the entrances to Big Bend National Park, visitors will now be met with barricades, signs and park rangers telling them the sprawling 800,000-acre park is now closed to the public. Big Bend National Park is temporarily … Continue reading

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Big Bend National Park Announces New Closures In Response To Coronavirus

By Carlos Morales This post was updated on March 22 with new closures at Big Bend National Park In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, officials at Big Bend National Park have announced a new round of … Continue reading

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Study Considers Impacts Climate Change Might Have On Water Source In Big Bend National Park

By Carlos Morales Officials at Big Bend National Park are weighing the impacts climate change could have on the sole source of water for the Chisos Basin lodge and camping area — one of the most popular visitor destinations within … Continue reading

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Beginning In 2020, Big Bend National Park To Increase Camping Fees And Change Camping Reservations

By Carlos Morales Starting in January, Big Bend National Park officials will make changes to the park’s camping reservation system and will increase its camping fees. On Jan. 15, the number of campsites available to visitors looking to plan a … Continue reading

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Nature Notes: Fighting Non-Native Plants in Big Bend National Park

Sweeping prairies, mountain meadows, river canyons – there are places in rural West Texas that feel timeless. And indeed, such places often retain much of their primordial character. Yet no place, however remote, is untouched by the environmental changes humans … Continue reading

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A 49-Year-Old Man Dies After Backpacking In Big Bend National Park

By Mitch Borden Over the weekend, a hiker in Big Bend National Park died of an apparent heart attack while exploring the park with friends, according to park officials.

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After Six Months, Visitor Services Return To Castolon District In Big Bend National Park

By Carlos Morales The historic Castolon district has visitor services once again, nearly six months after a wildfire scorched through hundreds of acres in this remote corner of Big Bend National Park. The area has been closed off to traffic … Continue reading

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73-Year-Old Austin Man Dies While Hiking Alone In Big Bend National Park

By Sally Beauvais According to officials in Big Bend National Park, an unaccompanied elderly hiker from Austin collapsed and stopped breathing on a popular trail in the Chisos Mountains Saturday, October 5. Park visitors found the man near the Emory … Continue reading

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