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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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A Big Bend Trail Makes Outside Magazine’s Top 25 List For Accessibility

By Joy Diaz, Texas Standard When planning a trip to a national park, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the ‘Best Of’ lists out there. But Emily Pennington, a journalist and travel writer with Outside Magazine, noticed something was missing … 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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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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