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South Rim Too

Unit Information

Big Bend National Park
National Park Service
Big Bend National Park, TX 79834, TX 79834

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Incident Contact

Tom VandenBerg
Phone: 432-477-1107
Hours: M-F, 8-5 p.m.

Highlighted Activity

04/22/2022 Wildfire on the South Rim Contained
 BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, TEXAS – A wildfire on the remote South Rim of the Chisos Mountains that started on Wednesday, April 20th was officially declared contained at 30 acres on Thursday...
News - 04/22/2022
This photo shows an aerial view and smoke from the South Rim Too fire. Photo taken from park airplane.Image options: [ Full Size ]

This fire location is across the South Rim trail from the SR-4 campsite that burned one year ago, in the Chisos Mountains. Crews worked the fire overnight to contain the fire. High overnight humidity levels and cool morning temperatures allowed firefighters to conduct an early morning attack on the north flank before day time temperatures heated up. The fire is now contained, but there is still much work to be done. A type 6 engine arrived yesterday from Big Thicket National Preserve, they are available for operations and any new starts. The operation is also supported by the park mule team- carrying much needed supplies like water, food, and equipment to the remote location of the fire.  

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday April 20th, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM
Coordinates29.233 latitude, -103.306 longitude

Current Situation

Size30 Acres
Fuels Involved

Pinyon-Juniper and Grass