Tag Archives: Big Bend National Park

Brad Kelley’s 420,000 Acre Ranch Is For Sale In Brewster County

By Sally Beauvais What may be the largest contiguous ranch currently for sale in the U.S. is on the market in Far West Texas. The property, a topographically diverse expanse of land located south of the town of Marathon, clocks … 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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U.S. Postal Service Will Issue Big Bend Themed Stamp In 2020

By Becky Fogel, Texas Standard, Texas Public Radio and Marfa Public Radio An iconic corner of Big Bend National Park will soon be featured on U.S. Priority Mail stamps. The stamp art highlights the Rio Grande as it flows through … 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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Big Bend National Park To Consider Increasing Fees And Changing Camping Reservations

By Carlos Morales Big Bend National Park officials have put forward a proposal that would significantly change the park’s camping reservation system and increase camping fees. When it comes to reservations, the changes would make a larger number of campings … Continue reading

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Texas Man Dies While Hiking During Extreme Heat In Big Bend National Park

By Carlos Morales A visitor to Big Bend National Park died July 2 while hiking, as temperatures in the rugged Far West Texas park reached well above 100 degrees that afternoon. Richard Merrill, 54, of Friendswood, Texas was hiking on … Continue reading

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Chisos Basin Visitor Center Closes For Repairs

By Carlos Morales The Chisos Basin Visitor Center at Big Bend National Park will be closed for up to four months beginning June 24, while the facility receives repairs staff say are the first renovations to the center since it … Continue reading

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After 11 Days, Castolon Fire At Big Bend National Park Is 100 Percent Contained

By Carlos Morales The Castolon Fire, which first began in Mexico and soon jumped the Rio Grande into Big Bend National Park, has been contained after destroying historic structures and burning through mesquite thickets for 11 days. The fire was … Continue reading

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Fundraiser Underway To Help Cover Castolon Fire Destruction

By Carlos Morales An area-nonprofit is looking to raise funds to cover repair costs brought on by a wildland fire that burned through hundreds of acres in the southern pocket of Big Bend National Park.

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