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Big Bend National Park Travel Guide

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Want to learn more about Big Bend National Park? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.

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Bluebonnets: the Pride of Texas

Ever since men first explored the prairies of Texas, the bluebonnet has been revered. American Indians wove folktales around this bright bluish...

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Best Campgrounds in Big Bend

The park's copious campsites are separated, roughly, into two categories—frontcountry and backcountry. Each of its four frontcountry sites,...

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Good Reads

Naturalist's Big Bend, by Roland H. Wauer and Carl M. Fleming, paints a picture of the park's diverse plants and animals. Big Bend, The Story...

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Buffalo Soldiers

During the Indian Wars of 1866 through 1892, the U.S. government enlisted vast numbers of black soldiers to serve in its cavalry. Those who...

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Plants and Wildlife in Big Bend

Because Big Bend contains habitats as diverse as spent volcanoes, slick-sided canyons, and the Rio Grande, it follows that species here are...

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Top Reasons to Go to Big Bend National Park

Varied terrain: Visit thorny desert, a fabled river, bird-filled woods, and mountain spirals all in the same day. Wonderful wildlife: Catch...

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