Big Bend National Park Has A Big Birthday

Nestled in far west Texas, this national park has the darkest skies of any national park in the Lower 48.

Established June 12, 1944

Big Bend National Park turns 79 this June.

The mighty Rio Grande River marks the park’s southern boundary for 118 snaking miles.

People have discovered sea fossils and dinosaur bones in the park.

For those who enjoy birding, hundreds of bird species seek refuge in a lone mountain range surrounded by the arid desert.

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