Compadres Del Rancho Grande is the official Texas Parks and Wildlife Department friends group supporting the Big Bend Park Complex.
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In an extraordinary setting of raw, rugged beauty and solitude are four world-class facilities managed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department:

  • Big Bend Ranch State Park
  • Fort Leaton State Historic Site
  • Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center
  • Chinati Mountains State Natural Area

This is the Big Ranch, a vast state park complex spread over more than 350,000 acres of some of the most remote, ecologically diverse, culturally rich terrain in the United States. 

Compadres del Rancho Grande is the official 501(c)3 non-profit organization working with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to promote and sustain this huge, amazing resource.


Events & Activities
Make sure to check our events page to see our upcoming events and register to attend.

Our Mission is to provide resources to support and sustain the parks, enhance visitor experiences, and educate the public on the wonders of the parks and the importance of their natural and cultural resources.

We help meet the needs of the Big Bend park complex through fundraising, volunteering, outreach, and education. We hope that you will join us.



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