Big Bend Daily Report

Last Updated: Friday, May 20, 2022
Updated Monday-Friday; most information provided by Big Bend National Park.

Desert Sports’ SUMMER Hours: 10 am – 6 pm, Monday – Saturday. Closed Sunday except by reservation.

We will not be keeping regular hours for the month of June 2022.

We are experiencing extremely low river levels. Most mountain bike trail systems are in good shape, but the temperatures are on the rise. Give us call or email us through this website for updates.

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


Today (5/20/22)TonightTomorrow (5/21/22)3-Day Forecast
Today (5/20/22)
Sunny. Winds will be from the southwest at 10-20 mph.
Highs: 85-105°F
Sunset: 8:41 p.m.
Mostly clear. Winds will be from the southwest at 10-15 mph.
Lows: 65-70°F
Tomorrow (5/21/22)
Sunny. Winds will be from the west at 0-10 mph.
Highs: 85-100°F
Lows: 65-70°F
Sunrise: 6:58 a.m.
3-Day Forecast
SUN-TUE: Sunny to mostly cloudy with a 40-50% chance of showers on Sunday through Tuesday.
Highs: 65-100°F
Lows: 65-70°F

Temperature and Precipitation

Location Yesterday Today Precipitation
High Low 8 am 24 hr Month Year
Panther Junction (elev 3750′) 101°F 69°F 80°F 0.00 in. 0.03 in. 0.45 in.
Chisos Basin (elev 5400′) 93°F 67°F 71°F 0.00 in. 0.05 in. 0.54 in.
Rio Grande Village (elev 1850′) 112°F 71°F 75°F 0.00 in. 0.35 in. 0.76 in.
Castolon (elev 2170′) 107°F 73°F 82°F 0.00 in. 0.01 in. 0.15 in.
Persimmon Gap (elev 2865′) 106°F 63°F 79°F 0.00 in. 0.22 in. 0.75 in.
Lajitas (elev 2340′) 106°F 63°F 75°F 0.00 in. 0.60 in. 0.70 in.

River Levels

Gauge Location Flood Stage Today Yesterday Stage (today)
Presidio 15.50 ft. 15 cfs 19 cfs 3.85 ft.
Castolon 15.50 ft. 0.00 cfs 0.00 cfs 1.45 ft.
Johnson's Ranch 15.50 ft. 0.00 cfs 0.00 cfs 2.10 ft.
Rio Grande Village 13.00 ft. 29 cfs 31 cfs 2.01 ft.
Dryden 59.00 ft. 365 cfs 369 cfs 4.75 ft.
Foster's Ranch 14.00 ft. 271 cfs 277 cfs 1.51 ft.

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.