Texas Big Bend Parks Images And Prints

Big Bend National and State Park photos and Prints

This gallery features images from some our favorite photos of Big Bend National and state Parks. The photographs displayed here are for sale as fine art prints on canvas, metal, or fine art paper.

Big Bend National Park is one our favorite places in all of Texas for both photography and exploring. Located in west Texas where the big bend in the Rio Grande winds east on its 1,000-mile meander across the southern portion of our Lone Star State, this park covers over 800,000 acres and borders Mexico. The area is home to more than 1,200 types of plants, as well as nearly 600 species of birds, reptiles, and mammals – many found only in this area. The Rio Grande serves as the border between Texas and Mexico and flows for 118 miles through Big Bend.

The history of the Big Bend area has many twists and turns, but ultimately was named Texas Canyons State
Park by the Texas legislature in 1933. Later that same year, the name was changed to Big Bend State Park. The United States Congress passed legislation in 1935 that led to the acquisition of the land for a national park. With Texas’ approval, the land was deeded to the federal government and became Big Bend National Park on June 12, 1944. Today, it sits just to the east of its little brother, Big Bend Ranch State Park.

Springtime in Big Bend often means flowers, and the species of bluebonnet found only in Big Bend National Park (Lupinus havardii) starts showing up in February. Wet winters often mean dramatic and colorful blooms in spring, not only of bluebonnets, but many sizes and shapes of wildflowers. Later in the spring, the Prickly Pear Cacti bloom with flowers of red, orange, and gold. The spring of 2019 turned out to be one of the best
bluebonnet blooms on record, especially on the west side of the park along River Road West and the area around Tuff Canyon and Cerro Castellan. Please go to this online gallery for our best Big Bend Bluebonnet images.