Elevation: 5,400 ft
Open all year: 8:30am-4:00pm. Closed for lunch. Reduced hours on Christmas day.
Chisos Basin Visitor Center is located in the Basin developed area, adjacent to the parking lot. Chisos Mountains trailhead is 100 yards to the west of the visitor center. The Basin Visitor Center includes interactive exhibits on plants, animals, and birds found in the Chisos Mountains. Backcountry permits are issued during normal hours. Visitor center has a Big Bend Natural History Association bookstore and restrooms. A water faucet is available on the east side of the building for filling personal water containers.