Big Bend Daily Report

Last Updated: Friday, January 21, 2022
Updated Monday-Friday; most information provided by Big Bend National Park.

Desert Sports’ High Season Hours: October thru April, 7 Days a Week, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.

We are experiencing unseasonably low river levels. Most mountain bike trail systems are in good shape. Give us call or email us through this website for updates.

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


Today (1/21/22)TonightTomorrow (1/22/22)3-Day Forecast
Today (1/21/22)
Sunny. Winds will be light and variable.
Highs: 45-55°F
Sunset: 6:22 p.m.
Mostly clear. Winds will be from the northwest at 0-10 mph.
Lows: 25-30°F
Tomorrow (1/22/22)
Sunny. Winds will be from the northeast at 10-15 mph.
Highs: 45-60°F
Lows: 30-35°F
Sunrise: 7:46 a.m.
3-Day Forecast
SUN-TUE: Partly cloudy to sunny. Snow showers possible Sunday night.
Highs: 40-70°F
Lows: 30-35°F

Temperature and Precipitation

Location Yesterday Today Precipitation
High Low 8 am 24 hr Month Year
Panther Junction (elev 3750′) 39°F 23°F 24°F 0.00 in. 0.02 in. 0.02 in.
Chisos Basin (elev 5400′) 39°F 24°F 24°F 0.00 in. 0.00 in. 0.00 in.
Rio Grande Village (elev 1850′) 48°F 23°F 23°F 0.00 in. 0.00 in. 0.00 in.
Castolon (elev 2170′) 59°F 36°F 28°F 0.00 in. 0.00 in. 0.00 in.
Persimmon Gap (elev 2865′) 48°F 26°F 26°F 0.00 in. 0.00 in. 0.00 in.
Lajitas (elev 2340′) 53°F 30°F 33°F 0.00 in. 0.00 in. 0.00 in.

River Levels

Gauge Location Flood Stage Today Yesterday Stage (today)
Presidio 15.50 ft. 58 cfs 59 cfs 4.13 ft.
Castolon 15.50 ft. 43 cfs 49 cfs 2.53 ft.
Johnson's Ranch 15.50 ft. 52 cfs 32 cfs 3.49 ft.
Rio Grande Village 13.00 ft. 95 cfs 93 cfs 2.34 ft.
Dryden 59.00 ft. 428 cfs 428 cfs 4.93 ft.
Foster's Ranch 14.00 ft. 261 cfs 258 cfs 1.54 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.