Compadres del Rancho Grande (Friends of the Big Ranch) is a volunteer organization committed to supporting the parks of the Big Bend managed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

These parks are Big Bend Ranch State Park (including La Sauceda Complex), Fort Leaton State Historic Site, the Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center, and Chinati Mountains State Natural Area.

Compadres serve as ambassadors to the Big Bend parks, help to enhance visitor experiences through education and outreach, and provide resources to promote and sustain the parks through volunteering and fundraising. For more information, click here to download our brochure.

All contributions to CDRG are used to improve priority park visitor facilities and aide in important restoration activities.

Find out how you can help support the parks!