Priscilla Aguirre Nov. 9, 2021
After a 20-month closure, the largest national park in Texas will soon reopen an entry point that provides access to a village in Mexico. Last week, Big Bend National Park announced in a news release it will allow pedestrians to access the Boquillas Port of Entry starting Wednesday, November 17. The entrance allows access to the village of Boquillas, Coahuila, Mexico, as well as the Maderas del Carmen and Ocampo protected areas.
The Boquillas crossing has remained closed since March 2020 as part of the nationwide U.S. Department of Homeland Security closure of the border to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, according to Big Bend.