Big Bend National Park. By: Ethan Z.

Big Bend National Park is a park in the far west of Texas. It is hot most of the time. It is a fun place to go.


Location, size, and distance

Big Bend National Park is located Far West Texas.
The park's size is over 800,000 acres long.
It is 1256.31 miles away from Oskaloosa, IA.
It would take 19 hours and 41 minutes to get there.
In my park there is over 200 miles of trail.
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This is Castelon Peak at Big Bend National Park.

There is over 175 miles of unpaved road so people
can enjoy the open countryside.

Park Hours

My park is open 24 hours every day
of the year except on christmas day.
The visitors center is open all year from
8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Climate

There is dry and hot late springs that often reach
over 100 degrees Fahrenheit at the low elevation.
Winters are usually mid-throughout the park, but
sub freezing temperatures occur sometimes.
at some of the high elevation there is much humidity
in the air.

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This is Mule Ears Peak at Big Bend National Park.

History

My park was established on June
12 1994. It was presented to president
Roosevelt. In the last 500 years the
Big Bend area has been claimed by
six different nations. Big Bend can be a
great place to "discover" history.

Facts

The reason the park is named Big Bend
because there is a big bend in the Rio
Grande River. The park was presented
to president Roosevelt. The highest known
temperature is 114 degrees Fahrenheit.

Things to see

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This is the Rio Grande river in Big Bend National Park.

One thing to see is the big bend in the
Rio Grande River. Another thing to see
is the Chisos Mountains. One other thing
you can see is the Chisos Basin.

Thing to Do

You can hike on 200 miles of trail.
You can raft, canoe, or kayak.
Or you can visit historical sites.

Resources

http://www.mapquest.com/
http://www.nps.gov/bibe/index.htm
http://big.bend.national-park.com/
http://annemckinnell.com/2012/04/11/mule-ears-big-bend-national-park/
http://www.123rf.com/photo_686582_a-soaptree-yucca-plant-and-castelon-peak-in-big-bend-national-park-t






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