Big Bend National Park

One of America's largest national parks, Big Bend covers just over 800,000 acres of space.  This desert region also serves as a border between The United States and Mexico.  Big Bend opened July 1, 1944, and continues to serve as a popular spot for hiking and backpacking today.

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Trails Through Texas
Film of First Lady Lady Bird Johnson traveling across the state of Texas to underscore her commitment to ...
The Tim Kennedy Collection - Big Bend National Park (1973)
1970s home movie of a trip to the Big Bend area, including hiking around the Chisos Mountains and relaxin...
The Johnson Collection - Big Bend National Park (1981)
Home movie of a trip through Big Bend National Park, including a trip to the ghost town of Terlingua
The Cochran Family Collection - Alamo Village and Big Bend National Park (1960)
Home movie of a family trip to West Texas with stops at the Alamo Village movie set in Brackettville and ...
The Carolyn Minton Collection - Big Bend National Park (1953)
Home movie footage of the West Texas landscape
The Candelari Collection - Big Bend National Park (1971)
Home movie from 1971 of a family trip to Big Bend National Park in West Texas
The Canavan Collection - Big Bend National Park and Pecos River High Bridge
Home movie of several children riding water bicycles in Big Bend National Park and of footage capturing t...
The Big Bend Country, no. 2
Shot in the Big Bend area of west Texas in the late 1930s - shortly before the region's national park des...
The Big Bend Country, no. 1
Shot in the Big Bend area of west Texas in the late 1930s - shortly before the region's national park des...
The Baylor Family Collection, no. 24 - Big Bend, 1978
Home movie scenes of a Boy Scout trip to Big Bend National park and West Texas.
The Baylor Family Collection, no. 16 - West Texas Vacation, 1972
Home movie scenes of the Baylor family on a road trip through West Texas and New Mexico.
Texas: Land of Contrast (1966)
Travel film highlighting the variety of recreational activities found in Texas, especially at its many st...
Sugar Land Heritage Foundation Collection - Road Trips and Special Occasions (1964, 1966, 1969,...
Home movie of a Sugar Land family traveling to Louisiana, Arkansas, and Big Bend National Park intermixed...
Lady Bird Johnson Visits Big Bend National Park (1966)
First Lady Lady Bird Johnson visits Big Bend National Park and rafts down the Rio Grande River
Glimpses of Texas: Its Natural Resources and the Big Bend National Park Project (1936)
Promotional film by the Department of the Interior showing the natural resources and geographical diversi...
Big Bend National Park
Early film of Big Bend National Park featuring the unique diversity of its mountain, desert, and river en...