Spread over 1,252 square miles, the Big Bend National Park is one of the largest parks in the USA. The beauty of this park is that its un- tamed wilderness presently is very similar to its original landscape. The most well-known feature of this park is the Rio Grande River that acts as a boundary between Mexico and the USA. Much of the Big Bend National Park entails Chihuahuan Desert topography. It is a major attraction for geologists and paleontologists due to its interesting historical background.
In the 1930s, the Big Bend was recognized as a unique and gorgeous piece of land that was worth preserving for many years to come. In 1933, a legislature was passed by the state of Texas to develop a Texas Canyons State Park. Later that year, this park was revamped and renamed as the Big Bend State Park. In 1935, another legislation was passed that enabled the accession of the land to create a national park. Finally, on June 12, 1944, the Big Bend National Park was established, but it didn’t open up to its visitors until July 1„ 1944.
There are five main visitor centers spread through the Big Bend National Park. One visitor center is at almost every extreme end of the park. One visitor center is located at the Panther Junction; it is called the Panther Junction Visitor Center. This is probably the best place to start your tour of the Big Bend. Situated in the Basin developed area is the Chisos Basin Visitor Center. Another center iIs the Rio Grande Village Visitor Centre that is located at the distance of a quarter-mile from the Rio Grande Village. The Castolon Visitor Centre is situated inside the historic La Harmonia building. Lastly, the persimmon gap visitor center is situated at the north-most entrance of the Big Bend National Park.