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Permits for Santa Elena Canyon ONLY can also be obtained at the Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center.
A backcountry permit can be written for up to 14 days. The cost is $10...1 day or 14. A permit is broken when you leave the backcountry for a night. So if you leave the Chisos and enter a zone near Santa Elana you are still in the backcountry. Visitor Centers in Big Bend can write River permits as well as other backcountry permits. ALL permits are coordinated through Panther Junction. At Castolon, we have to call the "Permit Hotline" which during Spring Break is not so hot. My advice...make a list, have second choices, be flexible, come to have fun. Yes people do wait for PJ to open.Ted
Plan your visit/permitsQuotePermits for Santa Elena Canyon ONLY can also be obtained at the Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center.I believe that means you can also obtain a back country permit at Barton Warnock Center, but ONLY for Santa Elena Canyon. Don
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