The Texas Highways Blog just reported that Big Bend Ranch State Park (SW Brewster Co and Presidio Co, just west of BBNP)has had a 100% increase in visitors since Big Bend National Park closed due to the furlough -- and Big Bend Ranch State Park is still only at 25% of its maximum capacity! ...it's big, like 311,000 acres worth of big. And it's usually quite empty, too! Peaceful, if you ask us.
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