Big Bend Conservancy
2019 BigBendChat Calendar on sale now!
March is just plain busy regardless of exactly when spring breaks are scheduled. Expect full campgrounds, difficulty getting permits for specific places/dates and full trailhead parking lots.According to NPS Stats, there were 76,094 visitors to Big Bend NP in March of this year, which is 39% more than March 2016. There were more than 36,000 overnight stays, which means an average of 1,200 or so people were staying in the park each night during the month.
We did also visit this Easter weekend, but we arrived Thursday morning to see the main tourist sights and then spent Friday night at SW3. Crowds weren't bad then either, but we left Saturday so probably missed them.
Reading this thread's title, I was afraid that the line for backcountry permits for Spring Break 2019 was already forming.
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