Big Bend Daily Report

Last Updated: Thursday, May 13, 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 canoe trip available through mid-May! Boat rentals and shuttle options are very limited at this time. Mountain Bike rentals available!

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

Desert Sports’ Summer Hours . 9 am – 6 pm . Monday thru Saturday!

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


Today (5/13/21)TonightTomorrow (5/14/21)3-Day Forecast
Today (5/13/21)
Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Winds will be from the northeast at 10-15 mph.
Highs: 70-85°F
Sunset: 8:37 p.m.
Increasing clouds. Winds will be from the east at 10-15 mph.
Lows: 60-65°F
Tomorrow (5/14/21)
Partly cloudy. Winds will be from the southeast at 10-15 mph. 50% chance of precipitation in the evening.
Highs: 75-95°F
Lows: 60-65°F
Sunrise: 7:02 a.m.
3-Day Forecast
SAT-MON: Sunny to partly cloudy with a chance of showers on Saturday.
Highs: 80-100°F
Lows: 65-70°F

Temperature and Precipitation

Location Yesterday Today Precipitation
High Low 8 am 24 hr Month Year
Panther Junction (elev 3750′) 68°F 54°F 56°F 0.00 in. 1.80 in. 2.74 in.
Chisos Basin (elev 5400′) 63°F 53°F 60°F 0.00 in. 1.86 in. 3.03 in.
Rio Grande Village (elev 1850′) 76°F 59°F 69°F 0.00 in. 0.05 in. 0.73 in.
Castolon (elev 2170′) 81°F 67°F 67°F 0.00 in. 0.54 in. 2.88 in.
Persimmon Gap (elev 2865′) 70°F 56°F 59°F 0.00 in. 0.61 in. 2.10 in.
Lajitas (elev 2340′) 77°F 58°F 64°F 0.00 in. 0.15 in. 1.15 in.

River Levels

Gauge Location Flood Stage Today Yesterday Streamflow (today)
Presidio 15.50 ft. 3.94 ft. 3.94 ft. 44 cfs
Castolon 15.50 ft. 2.04 ft. 2.08 ft. 8 cfs
Johnson's Ranch 15.50 ft. 2.60 ft. 2.66 ft. 4 cfs
Rio Grande Village 13.00 ft. 2.12 ft. 2.13 ft. 50 cfs
Dryden 59.00 ft. 4.63 ft. 4.64 ft. 340 cfs
Foster's Ranch 14.00 ft. 1.48 ft. 1.67 ft. 222 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.