Big Bend National Park, Texas, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Big Bend National Park, Texas, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Big Bend National Park, this is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Big Bend National Park, Texas, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Big Bend National Park, the best time to go is April. See below for details.

Important essentials for Big Bend National Park, Texas, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Big Bend National Park, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

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  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

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  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Big Bend National Park, Texas, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Big Bend National Park.

We also recommend these top tours in and around Big Bend National Park.

    What to wear/what to pack for Big Bend National Park, Texas, United States of America by month

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    January

    If you visit Big Bend National Park during January, you may notice that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

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    February

    February in Big Bend National Park is balmy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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    March

    If you vacation in Big Bend National Park during March, you will probably find that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

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    April

    If you vacation in Big Bend National Park during April, you might find that it is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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    May

    If you visit Big Bend National Park during May, you may see that it is constantly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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    June

    June in Big Bend National Park is sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to 90s F (mid 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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    July

    If you visit Big Bend National Park during July, you are likely to find that it can be sizzling. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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    August

    If you go to Big Bend National Park in August, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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    September

    If you visit Big Bend National Park during September, you are likely to see that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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    October

    October in Big Bend National Park is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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    November

    November in Big Bend National Park is balmy and dry with little rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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    December

    If you visit Big Bend National Park during December, you will probably notice that it is chilly and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

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