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Boquillas, Texas
Village
Boquillas in Big Bend
Boquillas in Big Bend
Nickname(s): 
Rio Grande Village
Country United States
State Texas
County Brewster
Elevation
1,844 ft (562 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
79834
Area code 432
GNIS feature ID 2034469, 2033923

Boquillas was a small settlement in Texas, located on the northern banks of the Rio Grande. It was located within Brewster County, 5 miles northeast of San Vicente, Texas. The place existed to service the mining operations at Boquillas del Carmen, Mexico, just across the Rio Grande.

Between 1901 and 1936, María G. Sada ran "Chata's Place" the only store and restaurant in the Boquillas area at that time.

Boquillas, Texas is now in Big Bend National Park. It is now usually known as Rio Grande Village, and consists of a ranger station and other buildings to serve visitors to the park. In 1916, over 200 Villistas raided Boquillas and nearby Glenn Springs, Texas. At Boquillas, the Americans were able to capture one of the raider commanders, but lost two men who were taken captive by the Mexicans.

The Rio Grande border crossing to Boquillas del Carmen was closed in 2002. On January 7, 2011, the U.S. National Park Service announced plans to reopen the crossing. After multiple delays, the unmanned border station was finally opened on April 11, 2013.

Geographic Points of Interest

Climate

The Köppen Climate Classification system categorizes Boquillas as a semi-arid climate characterized between an intermediate desert climate and humid climate.

Climate data for Boquillas, Texas (Jun 15, 1910–Sep 30, 2006)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 92
(33.3)
99
(37.2)
103
(39.4)
112
(44.4)
116
(46.7)
117
(47.2)
116
(46.7)
115
(46.1)
115
(46.1)
105
(40.6)
99
(37.2)
90
(32.2)
117
(47.2)
Average high °F (°C) 69.8
(21)
75.0
(23.89)
83.1
(28.39)
92.0
(33.33)
99.4
(37.44)
103.3
(39.61)
103.6
(39.78)
101.8
(38.78)
96.9
(36.06)
89.1
(31.72)
77.7
(25.39)
68.8
(20.44)
88.4
(31.33)
Daily mean °F (°C) 50.5
(10.28)
55.6
(13.11)
63.5
(17.5)
72.5
(22.5)
81.3
(27.39)
87.2
(30.67)
87.8
(31)
86.6
(30.33)
81.3
(27.39)
71.5
(21.94)
59.3
(15.17)
50.2
(10.11)
70.6
(21.44)
Average low °F (°C) 31.5
(-0.28)
36.4
(2.44)
44.1
(6.72)
53.1
(11.72)
63.4
(17.44)
71.2
(21.78)
72.2
(22.33)
71.3
(21.83)
65.6
(18.67)
54.0
(12.22)
40.9
(4.94)
31.7
(-0.17)
52.9
(11.61)
Record low °F (°C) 13
(-10.6)
13
(-10.6)
14
(-10)
29
(-1.7)
44
(6.7)
55
(12.8)
59
(15)
60
(15.6)
40
(4.4)
24
(-4.4)
16
(-8.9)
4
(-15.6)
4
(-15.6)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.39
(9.9)
0.37
(9.4)
0.21
(5.3)
0.42
(10.7)
1.17
(29.7)
1.35
(34.3)
1.29
(32.8)
1.18
(30)
1.07
(27.2)
1.11
(28.2)
0.42
(10.7)
0.35
(8.9)
9.34
(237.2)
Snowfall inches (cm) 0.0
(0)
0.1
(0.3)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.1
(0.3)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 3.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 5.0 4.0 4.0 2.0 2.0 41
Source: Western Regional Climate Center, Desert Research Institute
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