Big Bend Daily Report

Last Updated: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Updated Monday-Friday; most information provided by Big Bend National Park.

Desert Sports continues Covid-19 Precautions by following CDC guidelines: Masks required and limit of 4 people in shop. Social distancing a plus! More info here.

River levels are low, but we can still have fun exploring on a Half-Day or Multi-Day Guided Tour! Boat rentals and shuttle options limited at this time. Mountain Bike rentals and tours available!

For bike repairs, please give us a call at 432-371-2727 to make an appointment.

Desert Sports High Season Hours . 9 am – 6 pm . Seven Days a Week!

Keep up with Terlingua’s changing weather conditions at The Weather Channel.


Today (4/15/21)TonightTomorrow (4/16/21)3-Day Forecast
Today (4/15/21)
Mostly sunny. Winds will be from the east at 0-10 mph.
Highs: 80-95°F
Sunset: 8:19 p.m.
Partly cloudy. Winds will be from the north at 0-10 mph.
Lows: 55-65°F
Tomorrow (4/16/21)
Partly cloudy. Winds will be from the west at 10-15 mph.
Highs: 75-95°F
Lows: 50-55°F
Sunrise: 7:26 a.m.
3-Day Forecast
SAT-MON: Partly cloudy with a 20-40% chance of rain.
Highs: 55-95°F
Lows: 45-55°F

Temperature and Precipitation

Location Yesterday Today Precipitation
High Low 8 am 24 hr Month Year
Panther Junction (elev 3750′) 838°F 54°F 58°F 0.00 in. 0.04 in. 1.09 in.
Chisos Basin (elev 5400′) 80°F 48°F 64°F 0.00 in. 0.01 in. 1.17 in.
Rio Grande Village (elev 1850′) 94°F 63°F 70°F 0.00 in. 0.00 in. 0.68 in.
Castolon (elev 2170′) 95°F 62°F 68°F 0.00 in. 0.00 in. 1.60 in.
Persimmon Gap (elev 2865′) 86°F 59°F 63°F 0.00 in. 0.02 in. 1.38 in.
Lajitas (elev 2340′) 91°F 57°F 62°F 0.00 in. 0.01 in. 1.00 in.

River Levels

Gauge Location Flood Stage Today Yesterday Streamflow (today)
Presidio 15.50 ft. 3.93 ft. 3.94 ft. 30 cfs
Castolon 15.50 ft. 2.29 ft. 2.29 ft. 16 cfs
Johnson's Ranch 15.50 ft. 2.84 ft. 2.85 ft. 14 cfs
Rio Grande Village 13.00 ft. 2.09 ft. 2.10 ft. 47 cfs
Dryden 59.00 ft. 4.70 ft. 4.70 ft. 359 cfs
Foster's Ranch 14.00 ft. 1.52 ft. 1.52 ft. 233 cfs

Park Campgrounds

For national park campgrounds availability call Big Bend National Park (Panther Junction) at 432-477-2251. For state campground availability call Big Bend Ranch State Park (Ft. Leaton) at 432-229-3613 or B.A. Warnock Visitor Ctr. (Lajitas) at 432-424-3327.