Areas of Big Bend National Park Closed till May 31 for Peregrine Falcon Nesting

Peregrine Falcon

Beginning today, February 1 through May 31, Big Bend National Park will close certain areas of the park to allow Peregrine falcons areas to nest free of human disturbance.The closed areas are:

  • The Southeast Rim Trail and a portion of the Northeast Rim Trail from the Boot Canyon/Southeast Rim junction to a point just north of Campsite NE-4.
  • All Southeast Rim campsites as well as Northeast (NE) campsites 4 and 5 are closed during this period.

Technical rock climbing on rock faces within ¼ mile of known peregrine eyries, as posted, will not be allowed between February 1 and July 15.

The park does not plan to close any other areas but restrictions may be modified if Peregrine behavior or nesting sites do not follow traditional trends.

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