Park Alerts . . . 


Park Alerts . . . 

Fort Leaton Closure

Fort Leaton State Historic Site is closed until May 2022 for renovations. We have relocated to a mobile office across the street on FM 170, about 700 feet west of the fort. Look for the signs directing you to the office. For more information call the Barton Warnock Visitor Center at (432) 424-3327 or Big Bend Ranch State Park at (432) 358-4444.

Sauceda Closure

Nov. 3, 2021 - The Sauceda Ranger Station gift shop and permitting station is temporarily closed. A ranger will be on duty to answer questions and for emergencies. Showers and restrooms will be open.

  • Check in for camping, the bunkhouse, and day passes at Fort Leaton or Barton Warnock.
  • Call either of these sites or email us with questions, as the phones at Sauceda are temporarily unavailable.
  • Detailed park maps, portable toilet systems and souvenirs are only available at these two sites.
  • The ranger at Sauceda will not collect fees or make reservation changes. 

Campsite Closures

Sept. 16, 2021 - The main road into the park is now passable by two-wheel-drive vehicles, but roads to some campsites remain closed due to water damage. Please observe closure signs for your safety.

Scheduled Interior Closures

The interior areas of the park, including all sites and trails accessible from Sauceda, will be closed on the following dates:

  • From 10 p.m. on Jan. 2 until 8 a.m. on Jan. 7, 2022
  • From 10 p.m. on Jan. 30 until 8 a.m. on Feb. 4, 2022

Only drawn, permitted hunters will be allowed in the closed areas during this time. 

Sites and trails on the river corridor, the Contrabando trails and all sites along FM 170 (River Rd.) will remain open. Backcountry camping will be available south of Crawford-Smith and along the Rancherias Loop. Fresno Canyon trails south of the Chimney Rock cut-across, Closed Canyon and Hoodoos trails,  river access, and Cienega Area North of Casa Piedra Road are open; including all roads in this area and the Alamito and Casa Ramon campsites (extremely difficult, 4x4 vehicle required to access).

Check back for updates or contact the park for more information.