Events

Upcoming Events:
2018 Wildlife Photography & Birdwatching Site Volunteer Weekend
March 23-25, 2018
Location: Big Bend Ranch State Park Sauceda Headquarters

TPWD has approved the installation of viewing blinds, natural perching features, and a solar-powered watering source that will be plumbed to drip water into a wading feature to wildlife, birds, insects, pollinators and other species. There will be time for side hikes & amusements.

Please RSVP by February 28, 2018
(Limited Bunkhouse spaces available)
compadresdelranchogrande.wildapricot.org/event-2816822
info@parkfriends.org

 

Compadres del Rancho Grande Annual In-Person Meeting

2017 Compadres del Rancho Grande Annual In-Person Meeting
Sunday November 11, 2018
Location: Barton Warnock Visitor Center, Lajitas, Texas

“Compadres del Rancho Grande provides advocacy, opportunities and resources to support and sustain Big Bend Ranch State parks, enhance visitor experiences and educate the public on the wonders of the parks and the importance of their natural and cultural resources.”

The 2018 Compadres del Rancho Grande Annual In-Person Meeting will be held Sunday, November 11th at Barton Warnock Visitor Center.  Hikes & bike rides will begin at 9:00 AM departing from the center. Lunch will be served from 1:00-1:45 PM at the shade structure. Meeting for business 12:00-4:00 PM. Open to the public.

RSVP by: 11/5/2018
compadresdelranchogrande.wildapricot.org/events/event-2757507
info@parkfriends.org

 

Big Bend Ultra Volunteers

2019 Big Bend Ultra
SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, January 20, 2019
Start/Finish Barton Warnock Visitor Center, Lajitas, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Texas

The Big Bend 50 is a competitive trail run open to novice and professional athletes alike. The Big Bend Ultra offers chip-timed 10K, 30K and 50K marked distances for runners who want to take on the trails through BBRSP’s challenging topography and inspiring landscape. The event is usually held over Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend in January and benefits Compadres del Rancho Grande, the official friends group for Big Bend Ranch State Park. Aid stations are distributed at 5-mile distances throughout the course. Proceeds from the Ultra supports programs and projects in the parks ranging from interpretive publications, engaging programs and park infrastructure improvements. Event Registration: www.bigbend50.com

 

River Clean Up: At least one weekend each year, Compadres del Rancho
Grande and friends remove all species of trash from tributaries, roadways
and riverbanks to prevent pollution in the Rio Grande. If the river is up
and flowing (100 cubic feet per second or more) we accomplish the mission
by raft, canoe or other watercraft. If not, we get creative. Check back
for upcoming dates & information!

2011 Upper Rincon Loop Trail Work Crew

2011 Upper Rincon Loop Trail Work Crew takes a break. Photo by Jeff Renfrow.

For information about trail work in Big Bend Ranch State Park follow our
friends at the Big Bend Trails Alliance BBTA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Bend-Trails-Alliance/227738043986391

For more information about these events and to RSVP, contact Leslie Hopper 432-386-6929 for details. Also, you can follow Compadres del Rancho Grande’s Facebook Page to find out about current and upcoming activities in the park.

 

Big Bend Ultra Course

Runner’s-eye view toward the Wax Factory Laccolith on the Buena Suerte 50K course. Photo by Leslie Hopper.

Past Events:
The Big Bend Ultra
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Start/Finish Barton Warnock Visitor Center, Lajitas, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Texas

Event Information: www.bigbend50.com

 

Wildlife Viewing Blind

Wildlife Viewing Blind

2018 Wildlife Watering & Viewing Feature Volunteer Weekend
January 26-28, 2018
Location: Big Bend Ranch State Park Sauceda Headquarters

A fun filled weekend helping transform the abandoned Papalote Escondido site into Big Bend Ranch State Park’s newest Wildlife Watering and Viewing Feature!